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The Escape; figures in a rowing boat out to sea, including two men pulling on an oar each and two women sitting near stern, one comforting the other and with gun resting on lap, other boats in distance, and shoreline in background. 1872
Watercolour and bodycolour
- Production date
Height: 158 millimetres
Width: 254 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- A later version of the design engraved for 'Once a Week', March 2, 1861, p. 267.
On verso of mount three dealers' labels (Leggatt Bros and Thomas Agnew & Sons) and an exhibition label attached (Frederick Walker Exhibition in 1885 at Robert Dunthorne, The Rembrandt Head, Vigo Street, London, W- then in collection of R H Prance of Frognal, Hampstead).
A pencil drawing for the original wood-engraving is in a private collection in Lewes, East Sussex (information from Lee MacCormick Edwards 2001).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1872, London, Royal Watercolour Society, no.243
1876, Jan-Feb, London, Deschamps Gallery, 'Frederick Walker,' no.40
1885, Mar-Apr, London, Robert Dunthorne, Rembrandt Head, 'Frederick Walker,' no.42
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Once a Week
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Prance sold this watercolour at Christie`s, London, 9.v.1894/87 bought Thomas Agnew & Sons for £241.10.0 [230 guineas]
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