Night and Day
oil on board
40 x 19 in. (101.5 x 48.3 cm.), the lower edge folded over (2)
From Christie's Catalogue
The first inscribed 'DAY' (lower centre, in a cartouche) and further numbered and inscribed 'Night/No 2 Left' [sic] (on the reverse), the other inscribed 'NIGHT' (lower centre, in a cartouche), and further inscribed 'From Entrance' and 'Night/Autumn' (on the reverse).
Christie's Lot Notes
According to the instructions which some of them have on the back, these six allegorical figures of Day and Night, plus the works Four Seasons (see HERE) were conceived for the entrance hall in some scheme of interior decoration. However, by 1905, when they were included in Solomon's memorial exhibition at the Baillie Gallery, London, they had been mounted as a folding screen. Only in recent years were they separated again to form a set of easel paintings.
2013: Christie’s SALE 1128 — IMPORTANT VICTORIAN & BRITISH IMPRESSIONIST ART 11 July 2013 London, King Street
1905: Baillie Gallery Exhibition Catalogue: (118) Six Panels Forming a Screen.