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Magnificent Quality Oil Painting “Lady with Three Peacocks In The Garden”

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  • Description
    Magnificent Quality Oil Painting "Lady with Three Peacocks In The Garden" circa 19th Century.

    After John Young Hunter. This is a reduced size period version of My Lady’s Garden painted in 1899, by John Young Hunter, which is on permanent display in The Tate London.

    Details of the original in the Tate Museum London:
    N01698 MY LADY'S GARDEN 1899

    Inscr. ‘J. Young Hunter 1899’ b.r.
    Canvas, 42×71 3/4 (107×182).
    Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1899.
    Lit: A. L. Baldry, ‘The Work of Mr and Mrs J. Young Hunter’ in Studio, XXVIII, 1903, pp.271–9.
    Repr: Art Journal, 1899, p. 178; Royal Academy Pictures, 1899, p.57.


    Painted in the grounds of Holland House, Kensington. The artist's first wife Mary (1872–1947) posed for the lady. The picture is cited in the Introduction to Royal Academy Pictures, 1899, with other imaginative canvases by the younger men as ‘typical examples of the modern spirit and as marking plainly the direction in which youthful fancy is disposed to tend’. A. L. Baldry described the school to which the artist and his wife belonged as ‘the new Pre-Raphaelites’ and said that it had grown up as a reaction against the realistic belief taught a quarter of a century before. According to him ‘My Lady's Garden’ was the first picture to show that this romantic tendency had gained a hold over the artist.

    Published in:
    Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I

    Signed illegibly, lower right.

    Very nice quality of a lady with three peacocks in her garden holding a water bowl. In original frame.

    Canvas size: 31" wide x 48" high
    Frame size: 38" high x 55" wide

    Good condition. No damages noted.
  • More Information
    Origin: United States
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Oil
    Condition: Good.
    Styles / Movements: Other
    Incollect Reference #: 485550
  • Dimensions
    W. 55 in; H. 38 in;
    W. 139.7 cm; H. 96.52 cm;
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For four generations, Solomon Treasure has obtained a reputation for dealing in rare and important 18th – 19th century antiques and fine art.

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