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An image of The widower by Sir Luke Fildes

Sir Luke Fildes

(England 18 Oct 1844 – 27 Feb 1927)

The widower
Media category
Materials used
oil on canvas

168.9 x 248.3 cm stretcher; 192.5 x 272.0 x 8.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., black paint "Luke Fildes 1875".
Purchased 1883
Accession number
19th c European art
Provenance (2)

Thomas Taylor Esq., 1876-28 Apr 1883, Oxfordshire/England, sold Christie's London 28 April 1883

Christie's London, 28 Apr 1883, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Christie's London, 28 April 1883. Purchased from the sale of Mr Tom Taylor's "Aston Rowent" Collection. On loan to the Fine Art Society, 28 April - 24 August 1883.

Bibliography (15)

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Victorian Social conscience, Sydney, 1976. 20

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales picturebook, Sydney, 1972, 34 (colour illus.).

Leigh Astbury, City bushmen: the Heidelberg school and the rural mythology, Melbourne, 1985, 38 (illus.).

Edmund Capon and Jan Meek (Editors), Portrait of a gallery, 'European art in the old courts', pg. 14-23, Sydney, 1984, 19.

L.V. Fildes, Luke Fildes RA, Victorian painter, London, 1968, 37-41.

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'European', pg. 36-56, Sydney, 1988, 44, 48 (illus.).

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 58 (illus.), 59.

Samuel Carter Hall (Editor), The Art Journal, London, 1876, 189.

Anne Kirker and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800-1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, 80. 651

Elwyn Lynn (Editor), Art and Australia (Vol. 22, No. 1), 'Victorian favourites: a conversation - Elwyn Lynn and Lloyd Rees', pg. 49-56, Sydney, Spring 1984, 52 (illus.), 53 (illus.). illustration on page 52 is a detail

D. Croal Thomson, Art Annual, 1895, (illus.). Studies illustrated

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Australian women's weekly, Sydney, 07 Jul 1954, (illus.).

Editor Unknown (Editor), The magazine of art, London, 1876.

Author Unknown, The Times, May 1876.

Author Unknown, Academy Notes, 1875-1878.

Exhibition history (3)

Royal Academy of Arts, 1876, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1876–1876

Victorian Social Conscience, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Aug 1976–19 Sep 1976

Love and death: art in the age of Queen Victoria, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 16 Mar 2002–12 May 2002