"Why seek ye the living among the dead?" St Luke 24 v5
Roddam Spencer Stanhope
20 Jan 1829 - 02 Aug 1908
oil, gesso, goldleaf, wax medium, on canvas
129.8 x 168.8 cm stretcher; 160.4 x 200.5 x 11.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of Arthur Moon KC in memory of his mother, Emma, born in Sydney in 1860, the daughter of John de Villers Lamb 1950
Shown in 3 exhibitions
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:
Pre-Raphaelites, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 14 Dec 2018–28 Apr 2019
William Imrie, pre 28 Jun 1907, Sold Christie's London, 28 June 1907 lot no. 137
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
Sir Ernst and Lady Emma Moon, post 1907, England, Braziers park, Ipsden, Oxon
Arthur Moon, KC, pre 1950, England, Gift of Arthur Moon 1950
Referenced in 7 publications
Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'European', pg. 36-56, Sydney, 1988, 44.
Love and Death: art in the age of Queen Victoria, Adelaide, 2001-2002, 37 (colour illus.).
Look, Melbourne, Nov 2001, 4 (colour illus.).
Love & desire. Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces from the Tate, Canberra, 2018, p 125, no 41, col illus pp 124, 218 (detail).
Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 185 (illus.).
Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, Sydney, Oct 1962, (illus.).
British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, 163. cat.no. 2064