'Cymon and Iphigenia'

Painting details

Title: 'Cymon and Iphigenia'
Date: c.1884
Media: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 163 x 328 cm
Location: Private Collection
Picture credit: Courtesy of Leighton House Museum, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (illustrated from a photogravure)

Interpretation

Lina Dene, one of Dorothy's younger sisters, posed for the child in the painting 'Cymon and Iphigenia'. A guide to Leighton House Museum of 1905 notes that a total of 56 drawings were known to exist for the painting 'Cymon and Iphigenia' in 1905. [Stone, J. Harris, 'Leighton House: The Residence of the Late Lord Leighton P. R. A. and its Contents', The Central Publishing Co., London, 1905, p.16]

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Provenance

Collection of Sir W. E. Cuthbert Quilter; sold by Quilter through Christie's (art dealers) on 09 July 1909 (lot 65); purchased by Smith; collection of Leopold Albu; sold by Albu through Christie's (art dealers) on 15 July 1938 (lot 42); purchased by Mitchell; collection of John Avery; sold through Knight, Frank and Rutley (auctioneers) on 13 March 1969 (lot 225); purchased by J. S. Maas (art dealer); collection of Mrs. Pamela Cavendish

Bibliography

  • Barrington, Mrs. Russell, 'The Life, Letters and Work of Frederic, Lord Leighton', George Allen, London, 1906, volume I, p.25
  • Barrington, Mrs. Russell, 'The Life, Letters and Work of Frederic, Lord Leighton', George Allen, London, 1906, volume II, p.258, 259
  • Jones, Stephen, et al., 'Frederic Leighton (1830-1896)', Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1996. p. 89-91
  • Newall, Christopher, 'The Art of Lord Leighton', Phaidon Press Ltd., London, 1990, p.104, illustrated on p.104
  • Ormond, LeonTe and Rich

Exhibition history

  • 1884, Royal Academy, catalogue number 278
  • 1885, Berlin
  • 04 January 1897 to 13 March 1897, 'Exhibition of Works be the Late Lord Leighton of Stretton President of the Royal Academy: Winter Exhibition', The Royal Academy of Arts, London, catalogue number 20
  • 1897, Guildhall, catalogue number 20

Reproductions

Photogravure by Fine Art Society (69 x 34 inches), 1885; Photograph by H. Dixon and Son

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