Tuesday, 14 July 2009

William Dyce Found

This superb painting by Scottish artist William Dyce - The Meeting of Jacob and Rachel - was lost for more than a century. After its initial showing at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1850, it appeared at the Manchester Art Treasures exhibition in 1857 and then vanished without trace! Out of the blue, Sotheby's received an image of the painting and identified it as the missing Dyce, estimated value £100,000 to £150,000. It would be a bargain at twice the top estimate. It goes under the hammer tomorrow, 15 July, at Sotheby’s Victorian and Edwardian Art sale in London. Click the title link to read the poignant biblical tale which inspired the painting.


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