[God is in Heaven and Thou upon Earth: Therefore let thy words be few’ Ecclesiastes Ch. V.V.ii] Signed and titled on a label attached to the reverse oil on panel 16 × 12 ins
Literature: Rex Vicat Cole The Art and Life of Byam Shaw (London 1932)
Byam Shaw painted this picture as part of a commission for the dealers Dowdeswell who bought and published Love the Conqueror in 1899. The exhibition ‘Sermon’s in Stones and Good in Everything’ suggested by the Book of Ecclesiastes took place in 1902. He also worked on several other Dowdeswell commissions.