This picture had been lost from public view for almost a century before its appearance at Christie's.
King Lear and the Fool in the Storm by William Dyce, c. 1851
© Scottish National Gallery
- Oil on canvas
- 136 x 173 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £27,000 ( Total: £144,176; Tax remission)
- Acquired in:
- Susan Hamlyn
It is influenced by the work of the Pre-Raphaelites both in its Shakespearian subject-matter and in its execution.
John Knowles; James Brand; Christie's, 1894; bought by Bonsor; recalled by Sir Bryan Bonsor as being in his aunt's house before World War II; Christie's, 1989 as 'Follower of John S.Clifton'; Susan Hamlyn.