Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Simeon Solomon - A Young Musician employed in the Temple Service during the Feast of the Tabernacles, later called Hosanna

signed with monogram and dated '3/61' (lower left)
oil on canvas
23½ x 18 in.
Price Realized £58,750



Hels said...

I have seen many of Simeon Solomon's works and there is a richness of detail and colour in some that astounds the modern viewer. Where did he get these ideas from? Why did it take so long before his works started making big money at auction?

Hermes said...

I think his rather sad history made his work virtually unselleable until society recognised his genius and became at least a little more enlightened!