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Oil painting - Waiting for an Answer
  • Waiting for an Answer
    John Callcott Horsley, born 1817 - died 1903
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Waiting for an Answer

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Date:

    1841 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Callcott Horsley, born 1817 - died 1903 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on panel

  • Credit Line:

    Given by John Sheepshanks, 1857

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Oil on panel depicting a couple waiting expectantly in the open door of a cottage. There is another woman visible through the window of the cottage, seated reading indoors


1841 (painted)


John Callcott Horsley, born 1817 - died 1903 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Oil on panel


Height: 41.9 cm estimate, Width: 55.9 cm estimate, :

Object history note

Given by John Sheepshanks, 1857

Descriptive line

Oil painting entitled 'Waiting for an Answer' by John Callcott Horsley. Great Britain, 1841.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Parkinson, R., Victoria and Albert Museum, Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, London: HMSO, 1990, p. 129


Oil paint; Panel


Oil painting




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