The Tree's Inclined

Companion to Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1970-3-1

William Maw Egley, English, 1826 - 1916

Geography:
Made in England, Europe

Date:
1861

Medium:
Oil on canvas

Dimensions:
24 1/4 x 18 1/4 inches (61.6 x 46.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

Object Location:

* Gallery 294, European Art 1500-1850, second floor

Accession Number:
1970-3-2

Credit Line:
Purchased with the Katharine Levin Farrell Fund, 1970

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Label:
This before-and-after story involves two sisters interested in the same boy. In the first scene, the date is about 1850 and the boy, playing at being a soldier, seems to favor the blond girl. In the companion piece, the time is ten years later, and, as the title implies, the situation has not changed. Now a real soldier, the boy courts the blond while her sister, seen in the convex mirror on the wall, looks on with jealousy.

Provenance

Sold by the artist to James G. Law (dealer), Manchester, for the Art Union of Great Britain, May 14, 1862; won in a national lottery by an unknown winner, June 28, 1862. Mrs. Robert Frank, London. Purchased by the PMA, 1970.


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