Catalogue entry

John Cranch 1751–1821

T01048 Monks Merrymaking circa 1804

Inscribed ‘J.C’ on basket, b.c.
Oil on panel, 6¿ x 8¼ (16.2 x 21).
Purchased at Christie’s (Grant-in-Aid) 1968.
Coll: sold Robert Curr & Dewar, Dundee, 24 February 1960 (846, with companion), bt. David Fraser, sold Christie’s, 30 October 1964 (91, with companion), bt. Porter; ...; sold Christie’s, 22 March 1968 (36), bt. Butlin for Tate Gallery.

The companion picture mentioned above was An Abbot and Monks round a table with books, dated 1804.

Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1967–1968, London 1968.