The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Monday, November 19, 2018

Important Dyce Discovery to be Offered For Sale at Sotheby's Next Week
William Dyce, The Meeting of Jacob and Rachel, Est. £100,000 – 150,000. Photo: Sotheby's.

LONDON.- A stunning William Dyce painting that has been lost for over a century is to be offered for sale at Sotheby’s next week. The Meeting of Jacob and Rachel is expected to fetch between £100,000 – 150,000 when it is offered for sale in Sotheby’s Victorian and Edwardian Art sale on Wednesday 15 July 2009. The painting illustrates the Biblical text ‘Jacob kissed Rachel and lifted up his voice, and wept’ - Rachel’s father had tricked Jacob into working for him without payment on the understanding that he could marry Rachel. The work has been untraced since it was exhibited in the 1850s – first at the Royal Academy in 1850 and later at the Manchester Art Treasures exhibition in 1857. The discovery was made when an image of the work was sent to Sotheby’s specialists who were later able to identify it as the original by a small part of torn label on the reverse that identified it as having been in the Manchester exhibition.

Discussing the work Grant Ford, Senior Director and Head of Victorian Paintings at Sotheby’s said: “This is one of the most important pre-Raphaelite paintings to appear on the market for some time. It is thrilling to have uncovered the whereabouts of this striking Dyce work, especially as it was just last autumn that we set a record William Dyce, The Meeting of Jacob and Rachel, Est. £100,000 – 150,000 for a work by the artist at auction with Welsh landscape of two women knitting which was included in the sale of the Scott Collection at Sotheby’s London.”

The painting illustrates the Biblical text ‘Jacob kissed Rachel and lifted up his voice, and wept.’ Rachel’s father had tricked Jacob into working for him without payment on the understanding that he could marry Rachel. However, after fourteen years he insisted that Jacob should first marry his elder daughter Leah before eventually allowing him to marry Rachel. This theme must have been particularly meaningful to the artist as he had been forced to delay his own marriage until January 1890 – maybe on account of the 27 year age difference between him and his 19 year old bride.

Other highlights of the Victorian and Edwardian Art auction include Liverpool Docks, by John Atkinson Grimshaw, an atmospheric night-time depiction of 19th century Liverpool estimated at £250,000-350,000 and Wind and Sun by Dame Laura Knight – a light-filled costal scene painted in Cornwall expected to fetch £200,000-300,000.

Sotheby's | William Dyce | Bible | Grant Ford | Manchester | Royal Academy | Rachel |

Today's News

July 10, 2009

Royal Academy Announces The Real Van Gogh: The Artist and His Letters in Early 2010

New Installation Includes the Work of Pioneering Artists Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg

Charles Saumarez Smith Publishes Book: The National Gallery: A Short History

National Portrait Gallery Announces Exhibition to Celebrate Twiggy's 60th Birthday

Important Dyce Discovery to be Offered For Sale at Sotheby's Next Week

High Museum of Art Joins Bank of America Museums on Us Program

Nelson-Atkins Opens New American Indian Galleries in November

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Buys 'Wrotham Coffers' by André-Charles Boulle at Christie's Sale

Exhibition on Political Activism and Artistic Creativity Opens Today at Barcelona's MACBA

Intersection of Music and Contemporary Art Captured in Seeing Songs at the MFA, Boston

The Architectural Imaginary in Contemporary Art to Open at Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego in September

Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité Presents Suzanne Anker

Saint Louis Art Museum Opens Catherine Yass: Descent

Rite Now: Sacred and Secular in Video Opens at the Jewish Museum in September

National Gallery of Australia Celebrates NAIDOC Week and Announces Focused Future for Indigenous Arts

Indianapolis Museum of Art Debuts Judith G. Levy's Memory Cloud

The American Architectural Foundation Transfers Stewardship of Historic Octagon to AIA

Big Art Sale to Benefit Detroit Institute of Arts, Public Invited to Donate Artwork

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art to Show The Black List: Volumes 1 and 2

Architect Adrian Smith to be Honored by Streeterville Residents

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- TEFAF New York Fall 2018 opens to strong attendance and robust sales

2.- Christie's announces auction of Magnificent Jewels and the concurrent Jewels Online Auction

3.- French court finds Jeff Koons guilty of plagiarism

4.- Papers of the exiled Stuart kings published online for the first time

5.- New exhibition explores relationship between British and Russian royal dynasties

6.- Wes Anderson presents box of 'treasures' from Viennese vaults

7.- Bonhams and Turner Classic Movies present...The Dark Side of Hollywood

8.- Hopper, de Kooning, Gorky and Stella hit new auction records in New York

9.- Old Master? Cave paintings from 40,000 years ago are world's earliest figurative art

10.- Cat mummies, animal statues discovered in Egypt sarcophagi

Related Stories

Important Judaica and Israeli & international art bring a combined $7.9 million at Sotheby's New York

Sotheby's New York to offer The Andy Williams Collection of Navajo blankets in May 2012

Buhl Collection brings $12.3M - Highest ever total for a private collection of photos sold at auction

'Casablanca' piano sells in NY for more than $600K

No bidder found for letters by 'Peanuts' creator

Sotheby's names President and CEO William F. Ruprecht as Chairman of the Board of Directors

Sotheby's announces first ever selling exhibition of contemporary art from central Asia and the Caucasus

Mick Jagger love letters written to American singer Marsha Hunt sold at London auction

House of Illustration raises 68,750 in "What are they like?" Celebrity Auction at Sotheby's London

Swiss contemporary art generates enthusiasm among collectors at Sotheby's

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

Check out for a range of beautifully designed online slot games.

Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful