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Reclining Woman

Photo credit: Ben Uri Collection

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The sweeping form, apricot colouring and languid pose of Solomon’s 'Reclining Woman' recalls Lord Leighton’s 'Flaming June'. However, Solomon uses a lighter touch and softer palette to evoke a dream-like atmosphere. Born in 1860 in London, Solomon studied at the Royal Academy (under Leighton) and the École de Beaux Arts, Paris (under Cabanel). Celebrated for his historical and biblical compositions and his portraiture, Solomon was a noted Academic painter.

Ben Uri Gallery & Museum





oil on board


H 23 x W 31.8 cm

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gift from Mrs L. Palmer (granddaughter of the artist's sister), 2002

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