A Ballroom in the Year 1760

A Ballroom in the Year 1760. Abraham Solomon (1824-1862). 1848. Oil on canvas, 38 x 53 cm. 1848 Royal Academy, no. 1249. Collection: Guildhall Gallery, London. Reproduced by kind permission of the City of London Corporation. Click on image to enlarge it.

Accoridng to Graves, when A Ballroom exhibited at the Royal Academy the following epigraph accompanied the painting: “Now let the youth to whose superior place It first belongs the splendid ball to grace, etc.”


Graves, Algernon. The Royal Academy of Arts: A Complete Dictionary of Contributors and their work from its Foundation in 1769-1904. 8 vols. London: Henry Graves and Co. and George Bell, 1906.

Created 2 February 2015