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PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

Agnes Clara Tatham
THE IDOL
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 17,500 USD
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163

PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

Agnes Clara Tatham
THE IDOL
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Impressionist & Modern Art

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Agnes Clara Tatham
1893 - 1993
THE IDOL
Signed A.C. TATHAM (lower right)
Oil on canvas
39 1/4 by 24 in.
99.7 by 61 cm
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Provenance

Sale: Sotheby's, Olympia, November 26, 2003, lot 35
Acquired at the above sale

Exhibited

London, Royal Academy, 1921, no. 321

Literature

The Royal Academy Illustrated, London, 1921, illustrated p. 118

Catalogue Note

The Greek inscription on the plinth can be translated as To the Unknown God and alludes to Acts of the Apostles, chapter 17, verses 22-3: 
'Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' Hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, To the Unknown God. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you'.

Impressionist & Modern Art

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New York