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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Paintings, Room 82, The Edwin and Susan Davies Galleries

Florence Dombey in Captain Cuttle's Parlour

Oil Painting
1888 (painted)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This scene is taken from Charles Dickens' novel Dombey and Son. It depicts the teenage heroine Florence in refuge from her cruel father. The costume is meant reflect the fashion of 1848, the date of the novel's publication. The painting toured Britain between 1889 and 1895.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
oil on canvas
Brief Description
Oil painting, 'Florence Dombey in Captain Cuttle's Parlour', William Maw Egley, 1888
Physical Description
Oil painting
Dimensions
  • Estimate height: 61cm
  • Estimate width: 45.7cm
  • Frame dimensions height: 82cm
  • Frame dimensions width: 66cm
Dimensions taken from Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, Ronald Parkinson, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1990
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
'1888/W Maw Egley' (Signed and dated by the artist, lower right)
Credit line
Bequeathed by Henry Spencer Ashbee
Object history
Bequeathed by Henry Spencer Ashbee, 1900



This painting was number 495 in the 1889 Leeds Spring Exhibition, priced at £40 and titled "Florence Dombey in the parlour of the ‘Wooden Midshipman’"



Subjects depicted
Literary Reference'Dombey and Son' by Charles Dickens
Summary
This scene is taken from Charles Dickens' novel Dombey and Son. It depicts the teenage heroine Florence in refuge from her cruel father. The costume is meant reflect the fashion of 1848, the date of the novel's publication. The painting toured Britain between 1889 and 1895.
Associated Object
Bibliographic References
  • Parkinson, R., Victoria and Albert Museum, Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, London: HMSO, 1990, pp. 78-79
  • Victoria and Albert Museum Charles Dickens: An exhibition to celebrate the centenary of his death London: HMSO, 1970. P.64. Catalogue of the exhibition held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, June-September 1970.
Collection
Accession Number
1824-1900

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record createdMay 19, 2003
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