View 1 of Lot 14. Mnemosyne, Mother of the Muses.
View 1 of Lot 14. Mnemosyne, Mother of the Muses.
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Frederic, Lord Leighton, P.R.A.

Mnemosyne, Mother of the Muses

Estimate:

260,000 - 360,000 GBP

Property from a Private Collection, Greece

Frederic, Lord Leighton, P.R.A.

Frederic, Lord Leighton, P.R.A.

Mnemosyne, Mother of the Muses

Mnemosyne, Mother of the Muses

Estimate:

260,000 - 360,000 GBP

Property from a Private Collection, Greece

Frederic, Lord Leighton, P.R.A.

British

1830 - 1896

Mnemosyne, Mother of the Muses


oil on canvas

Unframed: 132 by 95cm., 52 by 38in.

Framed: 152 by 116cm., 60 by 45in.

Commissioned in 1884 for Henry Gurdon Marquand as part of the decoration for the ceiling of his Music Room at Marquand Mansion, New York where it remained until 1903
Sold by the Trustees of the Marquand Estate, Anderson Galleries, New York, 23-31 January 1903, lot 91, where purchased by Cottier & Co for $16,000
James Ross of Peel Street, Montreal and thence to his son Jack Ross, his sale Christie’s, London, 8 July 1927, part of lot 9 entitled Music, bought for 315 guineas by Nathan Mitchell (picture dealer) of 59 Duke Street, London
William Walker Sampson & Son, London by whom sold Christie’s, London, 7 February 1930, lot 50 as The Mother of the Muses
Probably given to the Dramatic Hall of the South Eastern Gas Board, Croydon, c.1940
Christie’s, London, 20 June 1986, lot 84, where purchased by the present owner
The Athenaeum, 1886, p.590
The Art Journal, 1886, p.221
Ernest Rhys, Sir Frederic Leighton, London, 1895, illustrated in an unfinished state p.38
Alice Corkran, Frederic Leighton, London, 1904, p.207
Leonee and Richard Ormond, Lord Leighton, New Haven and London, 1975, p168, no.323 as Decoration in Painting for a Ceiling
Daniëlle O. Kisluk-Grosheide, ‘The Marquand Mansion’, Metropolitan Museum Journal, volume 29, 1994, original appearance illustrated figure 20, p.164
Kathleen M. Morris and Alexis Goodin (eds.), Orchestrating Elegance, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 2017, pp.156-165, illustrated fig.140
Royal Academy, London, 1886, no.164
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, Autumn Exhibition, 1886, no.1049