Friday, March 13, 2009

Roddam Spencer Stanhope - Our Lady

[Our Lady of the Watergate]
oil on canvas
exhibited at the Universal Exhibition, Paris 1878 (as L'Ecluse)
it was sold to G F Bodley, the architect and friend of Stanhope.
The literary association has never been identified. According to one critic 'The golden-orange tone, painted over a gilt background, is unique to Spencer Stanhope'.

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