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image P48

Henry Howard (1769 - 1847)

Comus listening to the Incantations of Circe


Oil on canvas

Height: 127cm
Width: 101cm

Inscription: None

Museum number: P48

Provenance help-art-provenance

Soane paid Howard £300 for the painting on 24 January 1831. On 6 January he had written to Soane 'If you are in this quarter any day after one [o'clock] I shall be happy to shew you what I am doing ...'. On July 20 Howard wrote to Soane 'I at length send home your Circe, and hope that you will not find it discreditable to your collection'.


The London Literary Gazette, 14 May 1831, p.315
Soane, Description, 1835, pp. 16 and 23
Howard, F., Memoir…., 1848, p. lxxiv
Thornton and Dorey, Miscellany, 1992, p.124

Exhibition history

Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1831

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