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Feast of Absolam
pen and brown ink and light and dark brown wash; laid down
19.2 × 32.5 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
Venice, Italy
inscribed in pencil (R. S. Sticht's hand) on old mount: R.S. 237 (in a circle) / (ldn) VIII – II / dls (in a square) / a/mo/∆ / From the / Sir Joshua Reynolds / + Mayor Collection
stamped in ink l.l.: SR / IR (in a square) (Lugt 2364: Sir Joshua Reynolds)
stamped in ink l.l.: (rearing lion facing left holding sword) (Lugt 2799: W. Mayor)
Accession Number
International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1923
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Joe White Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display
Subjects (general)
Ceremonial and Funerary Human Figures Religion and Mythology
Subjects (specific)
Absalom (Old Testament character) Bible stories Bible, Old Testament (Biblical books, sacred texts) deviant behaviour feasts full-length figures Life of Absalom (Old Testament narrative) vengeance