11 December 2018
Edmund Blair Leighton (1852-1922)
signed with initials and dated 'E.B.L. 1901.' (lower left)
oil on panel
13 5/8 x 9 ¾ in. (34.6 x 24.7 cm.)
Thomas Crosbie, Cork, by whom given to
The Irish Red Cross, 1943.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 13 December 1989, lot 192.
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A. Yockney, The Art Annual: The Art of E. Blair Leighton, London, Christmas 1913, p. 31.
This work was painted near the artist's summer residence in Norfolk.
We are grateful to Kara Lysandra Ross for her assistance in preparing the catalogue entry for this picture, which will be included in her forthcoming catalogue raisonné on Edmund Blair Leighton.
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