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Title

Helen

1881


Artist

Sir Edward John Poynter

England

20 Mar 1836 - 26 Jul 1919


Details


Date

1881


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

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".


Credit

Purchased 1968


Accession number

OB2.1968


Artist information

Sir Edward John Poynter

Works in the collection

15


Shown in 9 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Provenance


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

Bibliography


History and legend in some selected paintings at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1980, 3 (illus.).

Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 155 (illus.).

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

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.

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.).