The Four Seasons: (spring, summer, autumn and winter) c.1877 Next -
See also Night and Day c.1877 - made to accompany these images as part of a six section screen.
Oil on board 41 x 19 in. (104.1 x 48.2 cm.) (4)
From Christie's Catalogue
The first inscribed 'SPRING' (lower centre, in a cartouche) and further numbered and inscribed 'No 1 Entrance/Hall/Left/Spring/+/Day' (on the reverse), one inscribed 'SUMMER' (lower centre, in a cartouche) and further numbered and inscribed 'No 3/No 3 Left' and 'Spring/+/Winter' (on the reverse), one inscribed 'AUTUMN' (lower centre, in a cartouche) and further numbered and inscribed 'No 3 Right/From Entrance' (on the reverse), one inscribed 'WINTER' (lower centre, in a cartouche) and further inscribed 'No Right/From Entrance' (on the reverse)
Christie's Lot Notes
According to the instructions which some of them have on the back, these six allegorical figures of the Seasons, plus the works Day and Night (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.