Monday, December 13, 2010

The Queen of Hearts

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John Byam Liston Shaw
(English, 1872-1919)
The Queen of Hearts, 1896
Oil on canvas
Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale commented that this painting was 'the first picture in which he sprang suddenly out in his own extraordinarily brilliant and original style'. The model for the main figure was Evelyn Pyke-Nott, herself an artist, who was engaged to Byam Shaw at this time and married him in 1899.

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