Jean-Charles CazinUlysses after the Shipwreck c.1890

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Jean-Charles Cazin (1841‑1901)
Ulysses after the Shipwreck
Date c.1890
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 733 x 597 mm frame: 1128 x 997 x 160 mm
Acquisition Presented by Arthur R. Anderson 1927
Not on display

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Jean-Charles Cazin 1841-1901

N04365 Ulysses after the Shipwreck c.1890-2

Inscribed 'J.C. CAZIN.' b.r.
Oil on canvas, 28 7/8 x 23 1/2 (73 x 59.5)
Presented by Arthur R. Anderson through the NACF in memory of his father David Anderson of David &
John Anderson, Glasgow, 1927
Prov: David Anderson, Glasgow, by 1906; David Anderson sale, Christie's, London, 13 May 1927, lot 4; bt. in at £180; Arthur R. Anderson, Glasgow
Exh: Notable Paintings by the Masters of the Barbizon School and Others, Raeburn Gallery, London, November-December 1927 (31)
Lit: Gustave Soulier, 'Jean-Charles Cazin' in Art et Décoration, IX, 1901, p.154; Léonce Bénédite, Jean-Charles Cazin (Paris 1902), p.29

On the way back from Troy, Ulysses' ship was destroyed by Zeus and all the crew were drowned. Ulysses saved himself by means of the mast and planks, and after ten days reached the island of Ogygia, inhabited by the nymph Calypso. She received him kindly and wanted him to marry her, but Ulysses could not overcome his longing for his own home… (read more)

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