REF No. 3386
A Painted Papier Mache Tray of Exceptional Quality
£6,800 Warehouse Sale Price £4,000
Dimensions: H: 29 in / 74 cm W: 37 in / 94 cm
Mounted in a rectangular ebonised and lacquered frame, of scalloped form, the black surround with gilt highlights, the painted centre after the noted painting by Sir Charles Lock Eastlake (1793-1865), of ‘Greek Fugitives'. Circa 1850
The original painting was shown in the Royal Academy exhibition to great acclaim in 1833, and depicts the struggle by the Greeks to form a kingdom, separate from the Ottoman Empire. The painting is now in the Benaki Museum Athens. It was engraved by J. Goodyear and the engravings published by J. Hogarth of 5 Haymarket London in 1846.
Sir Charles Lock Eastlake was a pupil of Samuel Prout, later visiting Paris, and in 1815 accompanied and painted Napoleon Buonaparte when he arrived in Plymouth aboard the Bellerophon. He was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy from 1823 onwards. His works are exhibited at the Tate, Victoria and Albert and Manchester art museums.