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British and European Art / Frederick Goodall, RA (British, 1822-1904) The post office

Lot 67
Frederick Goodall, RA
(British, 1822-1904)
The post office
6 July 2022, 13:00 BST
London, Knightsbridge

£4,000 - £6,000

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Frederick Goodall, RA (British, 1822-1904)

The post office
signed and indistinctly dated 'FGoodall/18--' (lower left)
oil on canvas
89.6 x 116.9cm (35 1/4 x 46in).


Anon, sale, Bonhams, London, 7 December 1970, lot number untraced.
Anon, sale, Sotheby's, London, 22 March 1989, lot 185.
Private collection, UK.
Private collection, UK. Purchased from the above in 1991.

Depicted here is a scene outside a village post office with numerous figures gathered around to hear news of the British victory in the first Sikh War printed in the Times newspaper.

There appear to be two further versions of this subject painted by Goodall, including a smaller version that can be found in the Victoria and Albert Museum and a larger version, exhibited at the British Institution in 1850 later engraved by Charles William Sharpe in 1862.

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