A DISTANT VIEW OF THE SABINES

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Images: Rosebery’s, London.

Without provenance, so nominally should be ‘attributed,’ but evidence strong – name and title on back of painting, style of paint application, choice of scene and dimensions matching (to within 4%) that given in 1934 catalogue. (Catalogue measurements are often inaccurate.)

  • Medium: oil on canvas laid down on board.
  • Dimensions: 712 x 601 mm (0.43 m²) unframed.
  • History: 1934 posthumous studio sale catalogue, “Lot 70 … A Distant View of the Sabines … Exhibited Huddersfield”, 692 x 578 mm (0.40 m²); auctioned Rosebery’s, 15 Nov 2018, “inscribed in pencil to the reverse of the board: ‘* * Swynnerton’ and ‘Distant View of the Sabines’, scored stamp inscribed ‘100209 – 5055’ to the reverse of the board,” [As sizes within 4% of each other, assumed to be same work as in the posthumous studio sale catalogue.]
  • Location: unknown.