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George Lance (1802-1864)
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George Lance (1802-1864)

A Monkey in a Market

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George Lance (1802-1864)
A Monkey in a Market
signed and dated 'G Lance/1858' (lower right) and with inscription 'This picture was presented to me by George Lance 1859.' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
12 x 10 in. (30.5 x 25.4 cm.)
Provenance
with Roy Miles, London, from whom acquired by the present owner in 1981.
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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

Lot Essay

This picture is characteristic of the exotic still-life pictures for which Lance was best known, although Lance also painted a number of figure subjects, which reflected his seven-year training under Benjamin Robert Haydon, who imbued him with a profound respect for 'history painting'. Among his patrons was Robert Vernon (1774-1849), whose bequest to the National Gallery included a number of characteristic works. After Lance's death his studio sale was held at Christie's on 27 May 1873.
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