Harold Speed

The Alcantara, Toledo, by Moonlight

1894

Artist
Harold Speed 1872–1957
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 635 x 914 mm
frame: 930 x 1220 x 140 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1905
Reference
N01964

Not on display

Catalogue entry

N01964 THE ALCANTARA, TOLEDO, BY MOONLIGHT 1894

Inscr. ‘.Harold. Speed. 1894.’ b.r.
Canvas, 25×36 (64×91·5).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1905.
Exh: Summer Exhibition, New Gallery, 1905 (202).
Repr: Art Journal, 1905, p.183.

The Alcantara is a famous bridge over the Tagus. Another painting of this subject, ‘The Great Arch of the Alcantara, Toledo’, was shown at the Leicester Galleries, February–March 1907 (6).

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

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