An Antique Painted Papier Mache Tray

An Antique Painted Papier Mache Tray

c. 1850 England

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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.
Height 74.00 cm (29.13 inches)
Width 94.00 cm (37.01 inches)
Stock Code
Paper Mache

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