Benjamin Williams Leader, R.A.
A RELIC OF THE PAST
signed and dated l.l.: B.W.LEADER. 1897; further signed on the stretcher
oil on canvas
93 by 146 cm., 36½ by 57½in.
Sold by the artist to Agnew's, London, for £500 in December 1897;
Leggatt Bros., London, 1898;
Knight, Frank & Rutley, London, 7-12 December 1931, lot number untraced;
Christie's, London, 11 December 1942, lot 101 to 'Thompson';
Christie's, London, 29 March 1996, lot 124;
Christie's, London, 15 December 2011, lot 67, where purchased by the present owner
Frank Lewis, Benjamin Williams Leader, R.A. 1831-1923, 1971, p.46, no.406.
Ruth Wood, Benjamin Williams Leader, RA 1831-1923; His Life and Paintings, 1998, p.90, pl.48