Sir John Lavery R.A., R.S.A., R.H.A. (1856-1941)
Lot 116
Sir John Lavery R.A., R.S.A., R.H.A. (1856-1941) Mariana 31 x 23.5 cm. (12 3/16 x 9 1/4 in.)
Sold for £10,000 (US$ 15,682) inc. premium

Auction 19013: Pictures
8 Dec 2011 14:00 GMT

Edinburgh
Lot Details
Sir John Lavery R.A., R.S.A., R.H.A. (1856-1941)
Mariana
signed and dated 'J Lavery 1880' (lower left)
oil on board
31 x 23.5 cm. (12 3/16 x 9 1/4 in.)
in original exhibition frame

Footnotes

  • EXHIBITED:
    Possibly the picture of the above title shown at the Royal Glasgow Institute, 1881, no. 577;
    Is this the end? - to be left alone,
    To live forgotten and die forlorn.-

    Tennyson.

    LITERATURE:
    McConkey, K, John Lavery, a painter and his world, Edinburgh, 2010, p.15

    McConkey mentions Mariana, which may be the above work, and others by Lavery painted around this time on similar themes eg Waiting and Her First Disappointment. In 1880 Lavery had a studio at 101 St. Vincent St., Glasgow, next door to fellow 'Glasgow Boy' Alexander Roche, and exhibited his first pictures at the Institute that year.
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