oil on canvas
91.7 x 71.5 cm stretcher; 118.0 x 115.6 x 14.5 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., "EJP (artist's monogram) 1881".
Shown in 9 exhibitions
Royal Academy of Arts, 1881, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1881–1881
London International exhibition, 1885, Exhibition Venue Unknown, 1885–1885
Collection of oil paintings and watercolour drawings, the property of A.B. Triggs, Esq. Yass. N.S.W., Exhibition Venue Unknown, circa 1925–circa 1925
- Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 20 Jun 1975–20 Jul 1975
- National Gallery of Victoria [St Kilda Road], Melbourne 12 Aug 1975–14 Sep 1975
- Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide 26 Sep 1975–26 Oct 1975
Unknown, Russian exhibition 1990, Exhibition Venue Unknown, 1990–1990
Queens & Sirens: archaeology in 19th century art and design, Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong, 26 Sep 1998–01 Nov 1998
Love and death: art in the age of Queen Victoria:
Femmes Fatales 1860-1910:
- Groninger Museum, Netherlands 19 Jan 2003–04 May 2003
- Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp, Belgium 17 May 2003–17 Aug 2003
A fine possession: jewellery and identity, Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo, 24 Sep 2014–20 Jun 2016
Lord Hillingdon, circa 1886, England
Sotheby's London, 29 Feb 1932-01 Mar 1932, London/England, Purchased by Triggs
Arthur Bryant Triggs, 01 Mar 1932-1936, Yass/New South Wales/Australia, Purchased from Sotheby's London, 29 February - 1 March 1932
A.B. Triggs Estate, 1936-Sep 1945, Australia, Sale by James R. Lawson auctioneers, 11-14 September 1945, lot no. 608
Sir Roy McCaughey, Sep 1945-1968, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Purchased by the AGNSW from Sir Roy and Lady McCaughey 1968. Purchased by Sir Roy and Lady McCaughey from Lawson's Auctions, 11-14 September 1945, lot no. 608.
Referenced in 11 publications
Patricia Crawford, History and legend in some selected paintings at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1980, 3 (illus.).
Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 155 (illus.).
Renée Free and Peter Laverty, Victorian Olympians, Sydney, 1975, 24-25, 48 (colour illus.). cat.no. 29
Lee Glazer and Linda Merrill (Editors), Palaces of art: Whistler and the art worlds of aestheticism, Washington D.C., 2013, 126 (colour illus.). fig.6
Bettany Hughes and Jonathan Cape, Helen of Troy: goddess, princess, whore, 2005, (colour illus.). fig. 22
Alison Inglis, Queens & sirens: archaeology in 19th century art and design, 'The Past is not a Foreign Country', pg. 4-5, Geelong, 1998, 5, 11, 16 (colour illus.). cat.no. 7, plate 4
Anne Kirker and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, 147. cat.no. 1784
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp and Groninger Museum, Femmes Fatales 1860-1910, Belgium, 2003, 92, 93 (colour illus.).
Ruskin, Art of England, 103.
Angus Trumble (Curator), Love and Death: art in the age of Queen Victoria, Adelaide, 2001-2002, 164, 165 (colour illus.).
Author Unknown, Collection of oil paintings and watercolour drawings, the property of A.B. Triggs, Esq. Yass, N.S.W., circa 1925, (illus.).