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An image of "Why seek ye the living among the dead?" St Luke 24 v5 by Roddam Spencer Stanhope

Roddam Spencer Stanhope

(England 20 Jan 1829 – 02 Aug 1908)

Title
"Why seek ye the living among the dead?" St Luke 24 v5
Year
1870-1890s
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil, gesso, goldleaf, wax medium, on canvas
Dimensions

129.8 x 168.8 cm stretcher; 160.4 x 200.5 x 11.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Arthur Moon KC in memory of his mother, Emma, born in Sydney in 1860, the daughter of John de Villers Lamb 1950
Accession number
8537
Location
19th c European art
Provenance (4)

Arthur Moon, KC, pre 1950, England, Gift of Arthur Moon 1950

Sir Ernst and Lady Emma Moon, post 1907, England, Braziers park, Ipsden, Oxon

Gooden and Fox, post 28 Jun 1907, London/England, [dealer] Bought Christie's London, 28 June 1907 lot no. 137, as 'Resurrection morning' see 'Years Art' 1908, pg. 345

William Imrie, pre 28 Jun 1907, Sold Christie's London, 28 June 1907 lot no. 137

Bibliography (6)

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales Handbook, 'European', pg. 36-56, Sydney, 1988, 44.

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 185 (illus.).

Hal Missingham (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, Sydney, Oct 1962, (illus.).

Jill Sykes (Editor), Look, South Yarra, Nov 2001, 4 (colour illus.).

Peter Tomory and Anne Kirker, British painting 1800-1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, 163. cat.no. 2064

Angus Trumble (Curator), Love and death: art in the age of Queen Victoria, Adelaide, 2001, 37 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (2)

Purchases and Acquisitions for 1950, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Feb 1951–22 Apr 1951

Love and death: art in the age of Queen Victoria: