The Doles of Montreuil (1901)

'The Doles of Montreuil' by Eyre Crowe A.R.A. (1901)

‘The Doles of Montreuil’ by Eyre Crowe A.R.A. (1901). Reproduction from Royal Academy Pictures, 1901, p. 139

Medium: oil

Size: 39 x 59 inches

Exhibited: Royal Academy, 1901

Owner: Private owner in Belgium

Original caption: ‘I could afford nothing for the rest but “Dieu vous bénisse; et le bon Dieu vous bénisse encore”, said the old soldier, the dwarf, etc’ – Sterne

This painting was one of those remaining in Eyre Crowe’s possession at his death, and was sold for £7 7s at an auction of his remaining works at Christie’s in London on 18 March 1911. The subject matter seems to be taken from Laurence Sterne’s 1768 novel ‘A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy’.

It was sold at auction in Liege, Belgium, in the 1960s and remains privately owned.

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