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Inscription

lower left in tempera: SS (in monogram) / 187[2 or 4]

Provenance

(Durlacher Brothers, London); purchased by William B. O'Neal, Charlottesville, VA, 1966-1994; gift to NGA, 1995.

Exhibition History
1966
Durlacher Bros. Simeon Solomon Exhibition, Wellesley College, Boston, May 1966, no. 4 (as High Priest).
1966
Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by Simeon Solomon, Durlacher Bros., New York, April 1966, no listing of works in cat.
1982
La Bella Mano, The Virginia Museum, Richmond, September 14-October 24, 1982, 25 (as High Priest).
1985
The English Avant-Garde of the 1880s: Aesthetes, Rebels, and Feminists, University of Virginia Library, Richmond, February-March, 1985, no cat.
1993
Drawings from the O'Neal Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1993, no. 53.
1996
Drawings from the O'Neal Collection, Georgia Museum of Art, The University of Georgia, Athens, 4 May-16 June, 1996.
2006
The Artist's Vision: Romantic Traditions in Great Britain, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2006 - 2007
Bibliography
1966
Werner, Alfred. "Simeon Solomon: A Rediscovery." Arts Magazine 40/7 (May 1966) p. 51, reproduced.
1986
Seymour, Gayle Marie. "The Life and Work of Simeon Solomon (1840-1905)." Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1986: 213, fig. 198.
1993
NGA O'Neal 1993, ex 53.