A Quiet Read (1878)

Medium: oil

Size: 40 x 51 cm

Current owner: Private collection

This painting was not exhibited at the Royal Academy. It was auctioned at Sotheby’s on 21 March 1990, fetching £1,800. It appeared for sale again at the Christopher Wood Gallery in autumn 1990, offered at an estimated price of £8,500. A reproduction of the painting, showing the back view of a lady sitting in a garden, with a dog sleeping by her side, is in the Sotheby’s catalogue.

The painting was on the books at Mallett Fine Art, 141 New Bond Street, London until 1996, when it was sold to a private collector. A company called MyArtPrints.com is currently (2009) offering reproductions of this image, stating incorrectly that the painting is still owned by the Mallett Gallery.

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