12 June 2000
AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED KYLIX
attributed to the painter of london e106
circa 420-410 b.c.
The tondo with two athletes on either side of a pillar, both standing frontally with their heads turned towards each other, the youth to the left draped in a himation which leaves his right shoulder bare, the youth to the right shown nude, holding a strigil in his lowered left hand, enclosed within a band of meander with dotted checker squares; one side of the exterior with a nude youth between two bearded trainers, the youth standing frontally, his head turned to his right, holding a strigil in his right hand, and a javelin or staff in his left, the trainer to the left draped in a himation which leaves his right shoulder bare, leaning on a staff and gesturing with the fore-finger of his right hand extended, the trainer to the right similarly clad, holding a staff in his right hand, the other side with a similar scene, the nude youth in the center leaning on his mantle which is bunched on top of a pillar, with both trainers wearing a mantle and leaning on a staff, an aryballos hanging to the left; with palmettes and tendrils beneath the handles
9¾ in. (24.76 cm) diameter
Kunst der Antike, Galerie Günter Puhze, Katalog 7, no. 197 (who cites Bothmer's attribution).
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The Painter of London E106 according to Beazley (Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, 2, 1391) was "the leading artist in the Sub-Meidian Cup-group" of the late 5th century B.C.
The final work in a series of paintings of a Georgian house in Cookham, commissioned by the man who later helped to found the Stanley Spencer Gallery
A deep dive into the life and work of an artist who has been overlooked for decades. Illustrated with works offered in Modern British Art on 18 June