Arthur Hacker, RA (1858-1919)

Oil on canvas

Dated 1916 and inscribed verso with title

51 1/2 x 39 inches

Exhibited: Royal Academy, 1916, no. 462

“This magnificent and opulent painting was an odd subject for the Royal Academy of 1916, the year of the Somme, and yet this style of Academic Neo- Classical painting lasted past the deaths of Poynter and Hacker in 1919 at least to that of Draper in 1920.” [continues below]

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