Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples (1853-1943)
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VA… Read more
Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples (1853-1943)

Jealousy

Details
Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples (1853-1943)
Jealousy
signed and indistinctly inscribed 'Title: Jealousy/by R.P. Staples 30a Marlborough Hill/St. Johns Wood...' on an old label on the stretcher
oil on canvas
51½ x 36 in. (130.8 x 91.4 cm.)
Provenance
London, Royal Society of British Artists, 1880/1, no.114, (42 gns.)
Special notice

No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis
This lot is subject to Collection and Storage charges

Lot Essay

It has been suggested that the sitter is a portrait of the artist's wife. According to the artist's diaries, a companion piece entitled Envy was painted at the same time showing the sitter in a white dress, nearer the window, with the same rug and curtain. However, this painting was not exhibited at the R.S.B.A. and its location is unknown.
We are grateful to Hazel Dolling for her help in preparing this entry.
;

More from BRITISH AND VICTORIAN PICTURES

View All
View All