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Oil Painting - Two Gentlemen of Verona, Valentine Rescuing Sylvia From Proteus

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1887P953
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1850 - 1851

Maker Information

Artist:William Holman Hunt - View biography for William Holman Hunt

Notes

The subject is taken from Shakespeare's 'Two Gentlemen of Verona', Act V, Scene IV. From left to right: Julia disguised as a page, Sylvia, the appeasing Valentine and a repentent Proteus who is in love with Julia. Sylvia's father, the Duke of Milain, with a group of followers can be seen in the right background.

Hunt began to paint this landscape in Knole Park, Sevenoaks, after which he began to work on the figures in his studio. Sylvia was modelled by Elizabeth Siddal, Proteus by James Aspinal a lawyer and friend of Hunt, Valentine by James Lennox Hannay, a young barrister. The related oil sketch is in the Makins Collection.

Purchased by Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, 1887.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Shakespeare Elizabeth Siddal Knole Park
Medium:Oil on canvas, framed, with arched top.
Material(s):Oil paint

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Dimensions

Height:1002 mm
Width:1334 mm