Saturday, September 21, 2013

David Wilkie Wynfield, Simeon Solomon, c. 1870

Wynfield inveigled his artistic friends into wearing costumes expressive of their personalities. Solomon was the only Jewish Pre-Raphaelite: in this he probably seemed exotic to Wynfield and the wayward strain in Solomon’s personality would have made him seem even more so.
—Michael Bartram, 1985


Hels said...

"waywood strain" hehe... Cute. But it was true! His brother and sister would more stable people and artists, but Simeon was the most talented of the siblings.

Hels said...

would = were