Thomas Faed (British, 1826-1900)
Baith Faither and Mither
Signed and dated "Thomas Faed 1864" l.r., titled on a presentation plaque.
Oil on canvas, 29 x 36 in. (73.6 x 91.4 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, retouch, varnish discoloration, surface grime.
Provenance: The collection of C.F.H. Bolckov, Esq., William Leaf Esq., Thomas Agnews & Sons of Bond St., through to a South Florida estate.
Literature: Algernon Graves, The Royal Academy of Arts; A Complete Dictionary of Contributors and Their Work from Its Foundation in 1769 to 1904 (New York: B. Franklin, 1972), p. 80.
Exhibitions: The Royal Academy, London, 1864, No. 315; The Universal Exhibition Paris, 1867; The Royal Jubilee Exhibition, Manchester, 1888, No. 396.
N. B. One label on the back of the frame provides the full title for the painting as"He was faither and mither and a' things tae me"/Ballantyne. The name Ballantynelikely refers to the Scottish author R.M. Ballantyne (1825-1894). The lot is accompanied by a letter from Leslie W. Lewis, art dealer from Toronto, Canada, containing provenance information.
Minor retouch visible in the outline of the male figure on the left, and on the figures on the right.
Frame dimensions: 35 x 44 in.
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