• Old Masters & 19th Century Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5491

    Old Masters & 19th Century Art

    28 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 49

    Circle of Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A (Plympton 1723-1792 London)

    King Lear against a stormy sky, in a crimson mantle trimmed with ermine, in a feigned oval

    Price Realised  

    Circle of Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A (Plympton 1723-1792 London)
    King Lear against a stormy sky, in a crimson mantle trimmed with ermine, in a feigned oval
    oil on canvas
    30 x 24 7/8 in. (76.2 x 63.2 cm.)


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    The present work is after the picture in a private collection, and possibly the version that Mannings refers to as a "very competent studio copy" (D. Mannings, Sir Joshua Reynolds: A Complete Catalogue of his Paintings, New Haven and London, 2000, p. 542, no. 2100a).

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the present work is possibly the untraced version, listed by Mannings (Sir Joshua Reynolds: A Complete Catalogue of his Paintings, New Haven and London, 2000, p. 542), that was sold in the Greenwood's sale, 16 April 1796, lot 57.