Monday, October 31, 2011

Noel Paton - Christian at the foot of the cross - Pilgrim's Progress

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signed with monogram (lower right) and signed and inscribed 'The
copyright of this Picture is Reserved by/Noel Paton' (on the
oil on canvas, with an arched top 15¾ x 10½ in. (40 x 26.5 cm.)

oseph Noel Paton drew many subjects from John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress from his return to Edinburgh in 1857 well into the 1870's. The present picture is most probably a preliminary sketch for the work recorded in his studio in 1873 and now in Aberdeen Art Gallery.

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