- Museum number
The prophet Samuel; study of a sculpture by Frederick Tatham showing Samuel nude, kneeling, with head upturned and hands clasped in prayer, a sacrificial lamb lying in front of him. 1825
Graphite, pen and ink, with touches of white bodycolour on blue grey paper
- Production date
Height: 267 millimetres (sight)
Width: 237 millimetres (sight)
- Curator's comments
- The Samuel sculpture must have been one of Tatham's earliest works. It has not been traced.
In 1825, the year this drawing was made, George Richmond met William Blake and under his influence he and Frederick Tatham began to study the works of Renaissance artists. Tatham was the son of the architect Charles Heathcote Tatham (for his portrait by Haydon, see 1870,1008,7) and his sister Julia eloped to Gretna Green with George Richmond in 1831 with the aid of a loan from Samuel Palmer.(information from W/S Fine Art, Andrew Wyld, British Watercolours and Drawings catalogue 2007, no. 30)
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
Included in W/S fine Art Ltd, Andrew Wyld 'British Watercolours and Drawings 1750-1950' catalogue Nov-Dec. 2007, no. 30 (inventory no. 884 WS)
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