15 November 2007
Marcus Stone, R.A. (1840-1921)
signed and dated 'MARCUS STONE 78' (lower left)
oil on canvas
12½ x 16 5/8 in. (31.8 x 42.3 cm.)
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The figure is taken from Stone's Royal Academy exhibit of 1878, no. 71, entitled The Post Bag. Stone often painted smaller, cabinet, pictures, copying admired characters from larger compositions.
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