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    Sale 7636

    Victorian & Traditionalist Pictures

    11 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 73

    Edmund Blair Leighton (1853-1922)

    The golden train

    Price Realised  


    Edmund Blair Leighton (1853-1922)
    The golden train
    signed with initials and dated 'E.B.L.91' (lower left) and signed and inscribed as title (on the reverse)
    oil on panel
    11½ x 8 5/8 in. (29 x 22 cm.)

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    with Thos. Agnew & Sons, Manchester.

    Saleroom Notice

    The correct title for this picture is 'Lui sa 'aime elle suit', which translates as 'After her love she follows'. It was probably inspired by the interior at 14 Priory Road, Bedford Park, the house and studio to which the artist moved in 1889, two years before he painted this picture. According to the artist's granddaughter the house was replete with richly coloured panelling and Persian carpets.

    We are grateful to Kara Ross who is compiling a catalogue raisonne of the artist's work, for providing this information.