Doctor Johnson Receiving Boswell in the Library (1899)

'Doctor Johnson Receiving Boswell in the Library' by Eyre Crowe A.R.A. (1899)

‘Doctor Johnson Receiving Boswell in the Library’ by Eyre Crowe A.R.A. (1899)

Medium: oil on canvas

Size: 34 x 44 inches (86 x 112 cm)

Owner: Private collector, Vancouver, Canada

This picture was put up for auction by Woolley and Wallis of Salisbury on 9 Dec 2015 (Lot 398), and again by the same dealer on 16 March 2016 (Lot 327). It does not appear to have been exhibited, but is signed and dated 1899. Eyre Crowe’s diary entries for that year do not mention it specifically by subject or title, but it is possibly the picture referred to on 3 April 1899: Crowe records that he worked all day at his ‘large picture’, but finally gave it up as too unfinished to send to the Royal Academy.

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