Monday, April 30, 2012

Master Copy #6

Edward Hopper after Lord Leighton

In the 1882 Academy appeared two of the most popular of Sir Frederic's pictures, Wedded and Day Dreams.  …Still more famous is Wedded,—"one of the happiest of Sir Frederic's designs," said a critic at the time, "and as a composition of lines, difficult, subtle, and original, may be called one of the most remarkable productions of this decade."

Edward Hopper (1882-1967)  Couple (Study After a Painting) Ink and graphite on paper, 11 1/4" x 6 1/2" Provenance: The artist (until 1967) to his widow, Jo Hopper (until 1968); Estate of Jo Hopper; Private Collection, New York

Lord Frederic Leighton (1830–1896) Wedded, 1882, oil on canvas, 145.4 x 81.3cm

When standing with me before Leighton's picture "Wedded" in the studio Robert Browning exclaimed, "I find a poetry in that man's work I can find in no other." ~ Mrs. Russell Barrington (The Life, Letters and Work of Frederic Leighton)

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