Oliver Goldsmith at Lissoy (1906)

'Oliver Goldsmith at Lissoy' by Eyre Crowe A.R.A. (1906)

'Oliver Goldsmith at Lissoy' by Eyre Crowe A.R.A. (1906). Reproduction from Royal Academy Pictures, 1906, p. 56

Medium: oil

Size: 40 x 65 inches

Exhibited: Royal Academy, 1906

Original caption:

‘How often have I paused on every charm,

The sheltered cot, the cultivated farm,

The never-failing brook, the busy mill’ – The Deserted Village

According to the critic Labouchère in the magazine Truth, whose review Crowe read on 24 May 1906, he had ‘succeeded in making Goldsmith ridiculous, as [he] had previously done as regards Shelley’.

This painting was one of those remaining in Eyre Crowe’s possession at his death, and was sold for £5 15s 6d at an auction of his remaining works at Christie’s in London on 18 March 1911.

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