Sotheby’s, Belgravia, 6 October 1980, lot 51, where purchased by Seymour Stein
London, Barbican Art Gallery, The Last Romantics – The Romantic Tradition in British Art – Burne-Jones to Stanley Spencer, 1989, no.87
Meteyard’s watercolour designs for Hodder & Stourton’s 1910 illustrated 'The Golden Legend' by Henry Longfellow, were his most ambitious and celebrated illustrative project. There were twenty-five and many of the original watercolours survive; the present watercolour being made for opposite the prologue; ‘The spire of Stasbourg Cathedral. Night and Storm. Lucifer, with the Powers of the Air, trying to tear down the cross.'
This watercolour is in excellent original condition. It is clean and ready to hang.
The picture is contained in a simple wooden frame with a clean mount and under glass. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."