Marcellus Laroon the YoungerRiders Encountering a Figure of Fate c.1730

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Artist
Title
Riders Encountering a Figure of Fate
Date c.1730
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 905 x 699 mm frame: 984 x 775 x 55 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1967
Reference
T00911
Not on display

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T00911 Riders Encountering a Figure of Fate c. 1730

Oil on canvas 905×699 (35 5/8×27 1/2)
Purchased (Grant-in-Aid) 1967
PROVENANCE
...; J.O. Flatter, sold Christie's 17 March 1967 (148 as ‘The Knight and the Beggar Woman’) bt Agnew for the Tate Gallery
EXHIBITED
Aldeburgh and Tate Gallery 1967 (68 as ‘Scene from Macbeth (?)’)
LITERATURE
Robert Raines, ‘Two Paintings and a Drawing by Marcellus Laroon’, Apollo, LXXXVI, no.65, 1967: ‘Supplement, Notes on British Art, 8’, pp.1–2, fig.1

This picture came to light too late for inclusion in Robert Raines's monograph and catalogue, 1966, but was included in the Laroon exhibition the following year and fully discussed in Raines's Apollo article, also of 1967 (op.cit… (read more)

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