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PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

Frederick Cayley Robinson A.R.A., R.W.S.
BRITISH
THE LITTLE CHILD FOUND
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 USD
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PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

Frederick Cayley Robinson A.R.A., R.W.S.
BRITISH
THE LITTLE CHILD FOUND
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Art

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Frederick Cayley Robinson A.R.A., R.W.S.
1862-1927
BRITISH
THE LITTLE CHILD FOUND
signed CAYLEY ROBINSON and dated 02 (lower left)
tempera on panel
9 by 11 7/8 in.
22.9 by 30.1 cm
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Provenance

The Fine Art Society, London
Acquired from the above, 1985

Exhibited

London, The Fine Art Society, The Arts & Crafts Movement, 1973, no. P98
London, The Fine Art Society, The earthly paradise: F. Cayley Robinson and the painters of the Birmingham Group, July 5-August 9, 1975, no. 3
London, The Fine Art Society, Frederick Cayley Robinson, A.R.A., 1862-1927, October 18-November 11, 1977, no. 13

Catalogue Note

The present work is a smaller version or study for the artist's Dawn; the Little Child Found of 1907 and exhibited at the Royal Academy, London in 1928.  As is characteristic of Robinson's work, this strange and beautiful composition holds little direct clues to its subject.  Perhaps after a long battle conquering Roman soldiers have returned the child to its parents. The artist's use of tempera points to his association with the Birmingham Group of artists, guided by the tenants of William Morris, John Ruskin, and the Arts and Crafts movement.  As the present work indicates, Robinson was inspired by diverse art sources including the work of PIerre Puvis de Chavannes, Edward Burne-Jones, and Fra Angelico.

19th Century European Art

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