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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Rebecca Solomon

The governess wears black clothes and is occupied in teaching her pupil, while the probable daughter of the family that employs her is wearing a bright-colored dress, and is musically flirting with an eligible man. A work by Rebecca Solomon (1832 - 1886). She was born in London, one of eight children into an artistically-inclined Jewish merchant family. Among her brothers, two more famous artists: Simeon and Abraham Solomon. Rebecca died prematurely in an accident. She was 54.

The Governess, ca 1851
exhibited at the Royal Academy of Art, 1854
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(Old Masters)



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