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Edmund Blair Leighton (1853-1922)
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Edmund Blair Leighton (1853-1922)

The golden train

Details
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.)
Provenance
with Thos. Agnew & Sons, Manchester.
Special notice

No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Sale room 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.
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