Sir John Lavery The Glasgow Exhibition, 1888 1888

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Artwork details

Artist
Sir John Lavery 1856–1941
Title
The Glasgow Exhibition, 1888
Date 1888
Medium Oil paint on wood
Dimensions Support: 235 x 349 mm
frame: 405 x 502 x 90 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1941
Reference
N05271
On display at Tate Britain
Room: 1840

Catalogue entry

N05271 THE GLASGOW EXHIBITION, 1888 1888
 
Inscr. ‘J Lavery 88’ b.r.
Oil on panel, 9 1/4×13 3/4 (23·5×35).
Purchased from the Leicester Galleries (Knapping Fund) 1941.
Exh: (?) Craibe Angus Gallery, Glasgow, spring 1888; Leicester Galleries, April 1941 (1).
Lit: Shaw-Sparrow, n.d., p.173; Lavery, 1940, p.60.

Probably one of the about forty sketches of scenes in the grounds of the Glasgow Exhibition of 1888 whose exhibition (see above) led to the commission for the commemoration picture of Queen Victoria's State Visit, 22 August 1888, now in Glasgow (repr. Lavery, 1940, after p.267).

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

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