10 June 2003
Henry Nelson O'Neil, A.R.A. (1817-1880)
Consulting the astrologer
signed and dated 'H.N.O'Neil. 1849' (lower left)
oil on canvas
24 1/8 x 35 7/8 in. (61.2 x 91.2 cm.)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Art Journal, 1849, p. 171.
London, Royal Academy, 1849, no. 332.
The Art Journal reported on this picture as follows: 'Three figures enter into this composition - two ladies and the astrologer - the last being on the right reading the star of one of the ladies, who in alarm at what she hears, grasps the arm of her companion. In every part of this picture the most elaborate execution prevails: of the features and the hands it may be said that they are too much refined upon. The draperies and accessories all share the same care. The narrative is clear and pointed'.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis
The senior curator of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum on Noguchi’s work in relation to light, physics and Futurism
The jeweller Frédéric Boucheron opened his first shop in the arcades of the Palais Royal, Paris; more than 160 years later, the maison he founded is a world leader