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Sir Joseph Noel Paton, R.S.A.
THE QUARREL OF OBERON AND TITANIA
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
258
Sir Joseph Noel Paton, R.S.A.
THE QUARREL OF OBERON AND TITANIA
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Sir Joseph Noel Paton, R.S.A.
1821-1901
THE QUARREL OF OBERON AND TITANIA
signed with monogram and dated 1880 l.r.
oil on canvas
45.5 by 70cm., 18 by 27½in.
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Provenance

Christie's, 10 March 1995, lot 118;
Private collection

Catalogue Note

This is an autograph version of Joseph Noel Paton’s master-piece, one of the most famous nineteenth century paintings in the National Gallery of Scotland, The Quarrel of Oberon and Titania, which was first exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy in 1850.  The 1850 picture was based upon the artist’s RSA Diploma work painted six years earlier and formed a pendant with The Reconciliation of Oberon and Titania (National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh) exhibited in 1847 where it won a prize in the Westminster Hall competition. The pictures depict the king and queen of the fairies arguing over the custody on an Indian foundling, while their naked retinue cavort around them in a carousing wave of fleshy tumbling bodies amid the fungi and wild-flowers of the floor of the enchanted forest.

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