Monday, May 17, 2010
Abraham Solomon - Juliet at her balcony
signed with monogram and dated '1861' (lower left)
oil on canvas, painted oval
18¾ x 16 in.
Price Realized £6,000
Abraham was the oldest of the Solomon family of painters, being nine years older than Rbecca (1832-1886) and seventeen years older than Simeon (1840-1905). Although his masterpieces, Waiting for the Verdict, and Not Guilty (1857-9; Tate Gallery) are courtroom dramas strongly tinged with social realism, he was equally at home in with subjects drawn from literature, and lighter genre.
at 6:00 AM