Walter Dendy Sadler
A Good Story 1881

Artwork details

Walter Dendy Sadler 1854–1923
A Good Story
Date 1881
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 622 x 819 mm
frame: 980 x 1083 x 150 mm
Acquisition Presented by Sir Henry Tate 1894
Not on display

Catalogue entry

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’.

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

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