Virgil reading the Aeneid to Augustus and the fainting Octavia by Samuel Woodforde

This work is a study for a large history subject, presumably never executed.

Details

Medium:
Oil on paper
Dimensions:
127 x 172 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,850 ( Total: £3,850)
Acquired in:
1991
Vendor:
William Drummond

It comes from a portfolio of drawings and sketches which reveal the passion and brilliance of the young artist Woodeforde in the first flush of his discovery of Rome and the ancient world. Woodeford later met little success with his history paintings.

Provenance

John Woodforde, Ottery St Mary.

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