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This is one of a set of eight paintings of celebrated ancient Greek statuary painted in grisaille (a grey-green monochrome colour) by the artist. The set was probably commissioned as souvenirs by John Parker (1734/1735–1788), MP, during his Grand Tour of Italy in 1764 and may have occupied a garden building at Saltram.
The Dying Gaul in an Interior
oil on canvas
H 73.5 x W 98 cm
gift, as part of the endowment, from the 6th Earl of Morley, 1957