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Oil Painting - Finding of Don Juan by Haidee

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1912P22
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1873 - 1873

Maker Information

Artist:Ford Madox Brown - View biography for Ford Madox Brown


This painting developed out of Brown's illustration for 'The Poetical Works of Lord Byron,' published by Moxon in 1870 and edited by William Michael Rossetti. It depicts a scene from the poem 'Don Juan' in which Haidee, the daughter of a Greek pirate, and her nurse Zoe discover the seemingly lifeless body of Don Juan on a beach. There are three other versions of the same composition: an oil at the Musée D'Orsay, Paris, a watercolour at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, and a pastel study at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.

Presented by Harry Lucas, 1912.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Oil on canvas.
Material(s):Oil paint

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Height:1732 mm
Width:2157 mm