Robert Walker Macbeth, RI, RPE, RWS (British, 1848-1910)
The nightingale's song signed with initials and dated 'RM/1904' (lower left) oil on canvas 140 x 114.5cm (55 1/8 x 45 1/16in).
PROVENANCE: Property of Alfred Thompson (by 1910) Sale, Sotheby's London, 30 March 1982, lot 163 Private collection, UK
EXHIBITED: London, White City, Franco-British Exhibition, 1908, no.174
In a letter from the Royal Commission for the International Fine Arts Exhibition, to be held in Rome in 1911, Sir Edward John Poynter PRA RWS(1836-1919), as Chairman of the Commission, requests the present work to be used in the exhibition. While other works by MacBeth did appear in this exhibition, this work was not included.