London, South Kensington
15 November 2012
Benjamin Williams Leader, R.A. (1831-1923)
Parting Day, 'The weary sun has made a golden set, And, by the bright track of the fiery car, Gives token of a goodly day tomorrow'.
signed and dated 'B.W. LEADER.1883' (lower right) and further
signed and inscribed 'Parting Day. B.W. Leader' (on the stretcher)
oil on canvas
26 x 42 in. (66 x 106.7 cm.)
Sold to Agnew's by the artist in March 1883, £250.00.
With G. Palmer M.P. from July 1883.
Gooden & Fox; Christie's, London, 16 July 1948, Lot 149.
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Artist's Records of Paintings Sold 1883.
R. Wood, Benjamin Williams Leader, R.A., 1831-1923, His Life and Paintings, Antique Collector's Club, 1998, p.126.
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