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  • Faringdon Collection - Resurrection of Christ
    Giordano Luca Resurrection of Christ 1634 1705 Oil on Canvas 118 25 x 90 cms Collection Details On loan from private collection Canada Copyright The Trustees of the Faringdon Collection

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  • Faringdon Collection - Lady Hely Hutchinson
    Catalogue No 79 Artist Butler Mildred Lady Hely Hutchinson b 1858 1941 Watercolour oval Diameter 12 ins Copyright The Trustees of the Faringdon Collection 1999 All rights reserved CLOSE

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  • Faringdon Collection - Daedalus and Icarus
    RA Winter 1897 No 69 Manchester City Art Gallery Minneapolis Institute and Brooklyn Museum Victorian High Renaissance 1978 No 50 Related Picture There is a small colour sketch at Leighton House 369 Background The Ormonds Victorian High Renaissance 1978 suggest that Leighton used Ovid as his source for the famous legend The inventor Dædalus is here shown helping his son Icarus to put on the wings he had made from wax and feathers to aid their escape from imprisonment in the Labyrinth which Dædalus had himself devised for King Minos of Crete Icarus rashly flew too close to the sun his wings melted and he drowned in the sea near the island of Samos The subject has often been treated by artists for example van Dyck Toronto Art Gallery copy on loan to Hatchlands NT and Canova since it provides an admirable pretext for contrasting the aged and youthful nude male form But Leighton was also interested in the setting the appropriately sunlit landscape was based on studies he had made on the island of Rhodes in 1867 The rich colour heralds the style of Leighton s later works of the 1880s The picture was exhibited at the Royal Academy

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  • Faringdon Collection - The Enemy Sowing Tares
    Collection Details William Quilter Esq his sale Christie s 18 May 1889 lot 85 bt Gooden Lord Faringdon Background This design relates to an illustration of The Parables of Our Lord which first appeared in Good Words in 1863 engraved

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  • Faringdon Collection - The Judgement of Paris (The Three Graces)
    25¾ ins Collection Details Louis Miller 1878 1st Lord Faringdon by 1905 included in his sale Sotheby s 13 June 1934 lot 137 when it was bought by Lord Faringdon Literature M S Watts Watts 1912 ii pp 44 5 Exhibition Details Paris Exposition Universelle 1878 No 265 RA Winter 1905 No 230 Background According to M S Watts the model known as long Mary who sat to the artist

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  • Faringdon Collection - Venus Verticordia
    G Rossetti 1971 No 173B p 249 Exhibition Details BFAC Rossetti 1883 No 69 Related Pictures The oil commissioned by J Mitchell of Bradford in 1863 or 1864 is now in the Russell Cotes Art Gallery Bournemouth The head of Alexa Wilding was substituted for that of the cook see below in 1867 For the related drawing see Surtees op cit Background Described by Mrs Surtees as a study for the oil painting and dated 1863 H R Angeli Rossetti 1949 pp 91 2 quotes letters from Ruskin to Rossetti written in 1865 criticising among other things the Flora ie the Venus Verticordia that Rossetti had just begun The estrangement between the two men developed at this period Writing to Mr Rae about a replica that he had commissioned in 1864 now in the Lady Lever Art Gallery Rossetti rather unnecessarily observed I really do not think the large picture chargeable with anything like Ettyism which I detest but I am sure the little one has not a shadow of it The model was a young cook whom Rossetti had picked up on the street According to Hueffer Rossetti 1902 pp 66 7 the artist spent large sums on the

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  • Faringdon Collection - Pandora
    p 156 n i V Surtees Paintings and Drawings of D G Rossetti 1971 No 224a pl 319 Exhibition Details BFAC 1883 No 78 Related Pictures A number of studies exist for the oil of 1871 commissioned by John Graham the uncle of William Graham see Surtees op cit now in a private collection Background Pandora for whom Jane Morris was the model is holding the box from which a vapour emerges transforming itself into winged figures that encircle her On the frame is inscribed the sonnet written by the artist for the composition What of the end Pandora Swinburne said of this sonnet that it was the most perfect and most exalted of all those done by Rossetti for his pictures as the design itself was among the mightiest in its Godlike terror and imperial trouble of beauty The box was of course not opened by Pandora in the story but by her husband Epimetheus On the back of the drawing are two labels a printed one signed by the artist to the effect that care should be taken in removing the drawing from its frame as it was not set and a second which reads No 78 Pandora

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  • Faringdon Collection - The Wife of Pygmalion
    No 23 Manchester City Art Gallery Minneapolis Institute and Brooklyn Museum Victorian High Renaissance 1978 No 17 Background A label on the back is inscribed No 3 The Wife of Pygmalion G F Watts Little Holland House Kensington M S Watts relates that Gladstone had expressed a wish to own this picture after seeing it at the Academy in 1868 In a letter to Gladstone dated 3 May 1868 informing

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