25 November 2003
John Byam Liston Shaw, A.R.W.S. (1872-1919)
'Time and Chance Happeneth to All' I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. (Ecclesiastes, Chapter IX, v. 11)
signed and dated 'Byam Shaw 1901' (lower right)
oil on canvas
34 x 24 1/8 in. (86.4 x 61.3 cm.)
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London, Dowdeswell Galeries, June 1902.
This is one of the thirty 'Sermons in Stones and Good in Everything' suggested by the Book of Ecclesiastes, exhibited by Byam Shaw at Dowdeswell's in 1902. The exhibition was discussed by Rex Vicat Cole, The Art and Life of Byam Shaw, 1932, p. 214.
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