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Property of a Private Collector, Japan
Frederic, Lord Leighton, P.R.A.

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28 January 2021 • New York

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Frederic, Lord Leighton, P.R.A.

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Estimate:

700,000 - 1,000,000 USD

Property of a Private Collector, Japan

Frederic, Lord Leighton, P.R.A.

Frederic, Lord Leighton, P.R.A.

Erato

Erato

Estimate:

700,000 - 1,000,000 USD

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Description

Property of a Private Collector, Japan

Frederic, Lord Leighton, P.R.A.

Scarborough 1830 - 1896 Kensington

Erato


oil on canvas

67 by 42 ⅞ in.; 170.1 by 108.9 cm.

Condition report

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Provenance

Henry Gurdon Marquand, New York (commissioned from the artist in 1884 as part of the decoration for the ceiling of the music room at Marquand Mansion, New York where it remained until 1903);
By whose estate sold ("The Trustees of the Marquand Estate"), New York, Anderson Galleries, 23-31 January 1903, lot 92 (as Mural Paintings, a Mythological Triptych Illustrating Music, Left Panel);
There acquired by Cottier & Co;
James Ross, Montreal;
Thence by descent to his son, Jack Ross;
By whom sold, London, Christie's, 8 July 1927, as part of lot 9 (as Music);
There acquired by Nathan Mitchell, London;
With W. W. Sampson & Son, London, probably by 1930;
Miss M. E. B. Paton
By whom sold London, Christie's, 16 November 1951, lot 116;
Sir Harold Parkinson;
By whom sold London, Christie's, 11 July 1969, lot 75 (as A Dancing Nymph--gold background);
There acquired by Thomas;
Maple International;
Private collection, Italy;
Acquired by the present collector, circa 1980.

Literature

The Athenaeum, 1886, p. 590;
The Art Journal, 1886, p. 221;
"The President's Pictures, An Interview with Sir Frederick Leighton," in The Pall Mall Budget, volume XXXIV,  27 May 1886, p. 6;
E. Rhys, Sir Frederic Leighton, London, 1895, reproduced in an unfinished state p. 38;
A. Corkran, Frederic Leighton, London, 1904, p. 207;
Mrs. R. Barrington, The life, letters and work of Frederic Leighton, New York, 1906, vol. II, reproduced in an unfinished state after p. 276;
L. and R. Ormond, Lord Leighton, New Haven and London, 1975, p. 168, cat. no. 323, as Decoration in Painting for a Ceiling and cat. no. 325, as replica of left-hand panel in Decoration in painting for a ceiling (Erato), reproduced plate 158;
C. Newall, The Art of Lord Leighton, Oxford, 1990, p. 108;
D. O. Kisluk-Grosheide, "The Marquand Mansion," in Metropolitan Museum Journal, volume 29, 1994, pp. 160 and 178, n. 40; 
A Victorian Master: drawings by Frederic, Lord Leighton, exhibition catalogue, London, 2006, p. 92, reproduced no. 23;
K. M. Morris and A. Goodin (eds.), Orchestrating Elegance, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 2017, pp. 161 and 163.

Exhibited

London, Royal Academy, no. 164;
Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, Autumn Exhibition, 1886, no. 1049.