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Tempera Painting - Beauty and the Beast

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1936P322
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1904 - 1904

Maker Information

Artist:John Dickson Batten - View biography for John Dickson Batten
Artist:Joseph Edward Southall - View biography for Joseph Edward Southall


This painting depicts the tale of Beauty and The Beast. Beauty recoils in horror as she first lays eyes on the beast. In the story, her fear gives way to pity, then love, which breaks the spell. The beast turns back into a handsome prince and they live happily ever after.

Presented by The John Feeney Bequest Fund, 1936.

Further Information

Production Period:20th century
Medium:Tempera on canvas.


Height:660 mm
Width:775 mm