frame: 980 x 1083 x 150 mm
N01556 A GOOD STORY 1881
Inscr. ‘W Dendy Sadler. 81.’ b.l.
Canvas, 24 1/2×32 1/4 (62×82).
Tate Gift 1894.
Lit: F. G. Stephens, ‘Walter Dendy Sadler’ in Art Journal, 1895, p.197.
Repr: Sir Edward J. Poynter, The National Gallery, III, 1900, p.261.
Another of Sadler's illustrations of monastic life, it is described in the Art Journal as ‘a travelling friar relating a laughable anecdote to a high dignitary of the Church’. In the Short Guide to the Tate Gallery published in 1897 it is entitled ‘Three Monks’.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II