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    Sale 5402

    Victorian & Traditionalist Pictures

    3 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 132

    Studio of James Sant, R.A. (1820-1916)

    Nora

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Studio of James Sant, R.A. (1820-1916)
    Nora
    inscribed 'Nora/"Sweeter 'tis to gaze upon/My Nora's lid, that Seldom rises;/Few it looks, but every one/Like unexpected light surprises"' (on an old label attached to the reverse)
    oil on canvas, in an oval mount
    31 x 26 in. (78.7 x 66 cm.)


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    The inscription is a verse from a poem by Irish poet Thomas Moore (1779-1852) intitled 'Lesbia Hath a Beaming Eye' and subtitled: 'Air - Nora Creina'.

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    Provenance

    Sharfin; Christie's, London, 13 April 1878, lot 84 (30 gns to Lorent), as G. Sant.
    Lorent; Christie's, London, 14 April 1883, lot 135 (36 gns to Shield), as G. Sant.