Lot 862
  • 862

Herbert Gustave Schmalz

Estimate
8,000 - 12,000 USD
Sold
68,750 USD
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Description

  • Herbert Gustave Schmalz
  • Faithful Unto Death (Christianes ad Leones!)
  • signed Herbert Carmichael (lower right); inscribed 2 "Christianes ad Leones!"/ "The sect who were first called Christians at Antioch had/ that day born good witness to their faith, in Rome. There in/the fierce glare of the Arena, waiting for the end./Waiting, under the pitiless eyes of a blood thirsty multitude, from Senator and Patrician dame, to low baffoone parisite. Waiting, till fear becomes/hope, and shame grows shameless before the promise of Death!"/ Herbert Schmalz, 49 Addison Road, Kensington, London. (on an old label on the reverse)
  • oil on canvas

Provenance

Thomas Agnew & Son, Ltd., Manchester
Maple & Co., London and Paris, 1911 
Sale: Christie's, London, November 28, 2000, lot 55, illustrated
Acquired by 2001

Exhibited

London, Royal Academy, 1888, no. 542 
London, Tate Britain; Munich, Haus der Kunst; Brooklyn Museum of Art; Tokyo, Kobe City Museum; Tokyo, Gedai Museum: Exposed: The Victorian Nude, November 1, 2001- August 31, 2003, no. 150 (lent by the present owner) 

Literature

Henry Blackburn, ed., Academy Notes 1888, London, 1888, pp. 16, 71, illustrated
Athenaeum, May 5, 1888, no. 3158, pp. 572, 732
The Times, London, May 16, 1888, p. 4
Illustrated London News, London, May 19, 1888, p. 549
Academy, May 26, 1888, no. 838, p. 364
Strand Magazine, 1888 
Art Journal, London, 1888, p. 218
Trevor Blakemore, The Art of Herbert Schmalz, London, 1911, pp. 44-6, 197, illustrated opposite p. 44 
Caroline Dakers, The Holland Park Circle, New Haven, 1999, pp. 215-6, illustrated 
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