MARCUS STONE, R.A.
signed, inscribed and dated l.r.: MARCUS STONE / WAR FUND/ 1900
oil on canvas
38 by 24.5cm, 15 by 9½in.
The canvas is unlined - the original canvas is providing a stable structural support. There is a small crack or crease in the top right corner but only visible upon close inspection. There are no areas of craquelure. The picture may benefit from a light clean.
UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT
There are no visible signs of retouching.
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Donated by the artist to the Artists War Fund to be sold, Christie's, London, 24 February 1900, lot 147;
Sotheby's, London, 28 September 1988, lot 177, where purchased by the present owner
London, Guildhall Art Gallery, Artists War Fund Exhibition, 1900
This picture was the artist's contribution to the Artists War Fund sale, which raised £12,200 for survivors and widows of the Boer War. Among the three-hundred contributions were John William Waterhouse's Destiny (Townley Hall Art Gallery and Museum, Burnley) and Frank Dicksee's Stella (sold in these rooms 14 July 2016, lot 18).