28 October 2019
Edmund Blair Leighton (British, 1852-1922)
My Lady Passeth By
signed and dated 'E. BLAIR LEIGHTON. 1914.' (lower left)
oil on canvas
67 x 43 ½ in. (170.2 x 110.5 cm.)
with Reading Fine Art Gallery, Ltd., by September 1973.
Anonymous sale; Phillips, London, 13 December 1976, lot 131, as My Lady Fair.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 2 November 1995, lot 223, as My Fair Lady.
Simon Bonython, acquired at the above sale.
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner.
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'Royal Academy Forecasts, Notes in the Studios, Some West Country Artists', Western Daily Press Bristol, 31 March 1914, p. 9.
We are grateful to Kara Ross for confirming the authencitiy of this work, which will be included in her Edmund Blair Leighton catalogue raisonné, currently under preparation.
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