The Meeting of Dido and Aeneas by Nathaniel Dance Holland

The carefully staged composition is constructed on a strong design which points up the passion and intensity of the narrative.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
122 x 173 cm
Art Fund grant:
£16,250 ( Total: £65,000)
Acquired in:
1993
Vendor:
Agnew's

The background figures have a structural as well as thematic function leading the eye to the two protagonists.

Provenance

Commissioned by George, Lord Grey, later the 5th Earl of Stamford; private collection.

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