Robespierre Looking at the Guillotine Carts Passing (1867)

'Robespierre watching his victims' by Eyre Crowe (1867)

‘Robespierre watching his victims’ by Eyre Crowe (1867)

Medium: oil

Size: 13.7 x 10.5 inches (34.9 x 26.7cm)

Exhibited: Dudley Gallery, 1867

This painting was exhibited by Crowe at the first annual exhibition of cabinet oil paintings at the Dudley Gallery in the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly, in November and December 1867. According to Crowe’s diary entries in January 1868, it was part-exchanged with a painting by another exhibitor, a Dutchman named Mr Drommersen, with Drommersen paying Crowe £29 for the difference in value between the two pictures.

It is perhaps the same painting which was auctioned, as ‘Robespierre watching his victims’, at Sotheby’s on 24 November 1987, reaching US $2,000.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: