Pegwell Bay, Kent — a Recollection of October 5th, 1858 by William Dyce. 1858-60. Oil on canvas, 24 1/2 x 34 1/2 inches. Tate Gallery, London. Source: The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002. Christopher Wood notes that "Donati's comet, which was visible in 1858, appears in the sky. The figures in the foreground are Dyce's son, his wife and his wife's two sisters" (85). [Click on the image to enlarge it.]
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