Monday, March 9, 2009

Rebecca Solomon - The Plea

oil on canvas
Geffyre Museum
The sailor boy caught poaching may have been modelled by her brother Abraham. who died tragically early. The early deaths of her brothers may have contributed to her alcoholism and she painted no more after 1869, dying finally insane. Her other brother Simeon died even more tragically.
Solomon: A family of painters
Geffrye Museum, London, 8 November-31 ... & Art Gallery, 18 January-9 March 1986 (Paperback)
Inner London Education Authority (1986)
Simeon Solomon

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