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Henry Howard (1769 - 1847)

The Three Horae or Seasons


Oil on mahogany panel

Height: 35cm
Width: 171.8cm

Museum number: P3

Curatorial note

Fixed within a recess in the ceiling of the Library; held in place by ball moulding surrounding the panel. The 1837 inventory describes it as 'On mahogany panel, in gilt frame'.

Provenance help-art-provenance

Commissioned from the artist in 1834.


Soane, Description, 1835, p.7
Bolton, A. T. (ed.), Portrait, 1927
Bryan's Dictionary of painters and engravers, 1904
Haydon, B. R., Autobiography and Memoirs, 1926
Mattenklot, G., 'Krug, Buchse und Kastchen Bilker Pandora', Austria, 1992, ill. 13
Panofsky, D. and E., Pandora's Box, London, 1956, reprd. figs. 50 and 51
Redgrave, R. and S., A century of British Painters, London, 1947
Summerson, J. and Watkin, D., John Soane, Academy Editions, London, 1983, ill. 20
Watkin, D., Sir John Soane, Enlightenment Thought and Royal Academy Lectures, 1996, pp. 417-418

Exhibition history

Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1835

If you have any further information about this object, please contact us: worksofart@soane.org.uk