25 April 2008
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN (LOTS 61 AND 87)
Allegory of the Arts: Music, Painting, Dance and Geography - a set of overdoors
the fourth signed 'L · E · Fecit' (lower right)
oil on canvas, shaped
37 x 70¼ in. (94 x 178.4 cm.)
a set of four (4)
Sir Julius Wernher, 1st Bt. (1850-1912), Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, in the Grand Hall, by whom bequeathed, with a life interest to his widow, Alice, Lady Wernher, subsequently Lady Ludlow (1862-1945), to their son Sir Harold Wernher, 3rd Bt., G.C.V.O. (1893-1973), Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, in the Hall, and by descent; Christie's, London, 5 July 2000, lot 83, when acquired by the present owner.
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Luton Hoo Inventory, 1913, p. 29, no. 127 (the set of four), in the Grand Hall.
Luton Hoo Inventory, 1949, p. 3 (the set of four), in the Hall.
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Please note that canvases have been made up on all four sides.
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