King Lear and the Fool in the Storm by William Dyce

This picture had been lost from public view for almost a century before its appearance at Christie's.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
136 x 173 cm
Art Fund grant:
£27,000 ( Total: £144,176; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
1993
Vendor:
Susan Hamlyn

It is influenced by the work of the Pre-Raphaelites both in its Shakespearian subject-matter and in its execution.

Provenance

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.

Venue details

Scottish National Gallery The Mound, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH2 2EL 0131 624 6200 www.nationalgalleries.org

Entry details

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