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The monopolist
1840

Medium
oil on canvas
Measurements
51.1 × 61.0 cm
Inscription
inscribed in grey paint (on tablecloth) c.r.: RWB (monogram) uss. / 1840
Accession Number
p.305.10-1
Department
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1877
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Gallery location
19th Century European Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
Provenance

Exhibited Society of British Artists, London, 1840, no. 359; collection of Robert Napier (1796–1876), London, Glasgow and West Shandon Strathclyde, by 1857, until 1876; Estate of Robert Napier, until 1877; included in the first portion of the Robert Napier sale (Shandon Collection), Christie's, London, 11–20 April 1877 (sold 14 April), no. 548; from where purchased, on the advice of Sir Archibald Michie, for the NGV, 1877.



Exhibited Society of British Artists, London, 1840, no. 359; Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition, Manchester, 1857, no. 389, owner R. Napier

Colourmen

Colourman
ROWNEY
Location
Centre reverse of canvas
Transcription
GEO' ROWNEY & Co/MANUFACTURERS/51, RATHBONE PLACE/LONDON
Medium
Ink stencil
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