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Edwin Henry Landseer: Scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream  wikidata:Q18162195 
creator QS:P170,Q328369

Details of artist on Google Art Project
Edwin Henry Landseer: Scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream
Scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream. Titania and Bottom
Object type painting
object_type QS:P31,Q3305213
English: This Edwin Landseer painting was commissioned by the engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel to hang on his dining room wall as part of a series of Shakespeare-themed works. The painting, its subject likely selected by Landseer for its close ties to animals, was popular from its first exhibition; a young Victoria (future Queen of England) described it as "a gem, beautifully fairy-like and graceful". (Source: Google Art description)
Date between 1848 and 1851
date QS:P571,+1850-00-00T00:00:00Z/7,P1319,+1848-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1326,+1851-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
Medium oil on canvas
medium QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q4259259,P518,Q861259
English: oil on canvas
Dimensions Height: 820 mm (32.28 ″); Width: 1,330 mm (52.36 ″)
dimensions QS:P2048,820U174789;P2049,1330U174789
institution QS:P195,Q1464509
Accession number
Object history
English: Commissioned by Isambard Kingdom Brunel Esq. (1806–59), London, 1850 (for his Shakespeare Room); exhibited Royal Academy, London, 1851, no. 157; included in the Brunel estate sale, Christie's London, 20 April 1860, no. 223; from where purchased by Lord Robert Pelham-Clinton (1820–67), North Nottinghamshire; his collection 1860–67; collection of Adelbert Wellington Brownlow-Cust (1844–1921), 3rd Earl Brownlow, London, Belton, Lincolnshire and Ashridge House, Berkamsted, by 1873– c. 1886; exhibited Winter exhibtion of works by Landseer, Royal Academy, London, 1874, no. 236, owner Earl Brownlow; from whom acquired by Sir William Cuthbert Quilter (1841–1911), 1st Baronet, Bawdsey Manor, Suffolk; his collection until 1909; included in a Christie's sale, London, 9 July 1909; from where purchased by Henry (Heinz) Lowenfeld (d. 1931, Paris); Lowenfeld collection, London, 1931; offered for purchase by Mrs Henry Lowenfeld (widow), from whom acquired, on the advice of Randall Davies, for the Felton Bequest, 1932.

Exhibition history Royal Academy summer exhibition, Trafalgar Square, Commons-logo.svg, 157
Notes More info at museum site
Source/Photographer qAFcRhWcRy2Zeg at Google Cultural Institute maximum zoom level


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