Beauty Seeing the Image of her Home in the Fountain by Joseph Southall

This work is one of a series illustrating episodes from the folk tale 'Beauty and the Beast' and has strong colouring and a good decorative effect.


Tempera on wood panel
73 x 68.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£50,000 ( Total: £189,000)
Acquired in:
Fine Art Society

Southall was heavily influenced by Italian Renaissance art which led him to rediscover tempera. He was one of the founding members of the Society of Painters in Tempera in 1901 together with Walter Crane and Holman Hunt.


Private collector, 1898; then by descent; Fine Art Society in the 1980s; Alan Fortunoff, New York; Fine Art Society, 2004.

Venue details

The Wilson: Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum Clarence Street, Cheltenham Gloucestershire GL50 3JT 01242 237431

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