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Simeon Solomon The Sleeprs,and the One that Watcheth oil painting


The Sleeprs,and the One that Watcheth
Painting ID::  27644
Simeon Solomon
The Sleeprs,and the One that Watcheth
mk58 1870 watercolour on paper 34.7x44.7cm Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

   
   
     

Simeon Solomon Love in Autumn oil painting


Love in Autumn
Painting ID::  28345
Simeon Solomon
Love in Autumn
1866 Oil on canvas 84 x 64 cm (3 x 25 1/4in) Private collection (mk63)

   
   
     

Simeon Solomon Bacchus oil painting


Bacchus
Painting ID::  28346
Simeon Solomon
Bacchus
1868 watercolour 49.5 x 37 cm (19 1/2 x 14 5/8 in) Private collection (mk63)

   
   
     

Simeon Solomon Bacchus oil painting


Bacchus
Painting ID::  28444
Simeon Solomon
Bacchus
1867 Oil on paper laid on to Canvas 50.8 x 37.5 cm (20 x 14 3/4 in) Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery (mk63)

   
   
     

Simeon Solomon Samson binding oil painting


Samson binding
Painting ID::  73499
Simeon Solomon
Samson binding
Date 1887 Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 244 x 366cm cyf

   
   
     

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     Simeon Solomon
     English Pre-Raphaelite Painter, 1840-1905 was an English Pre-Raphaelite painter. Solomon was born into a prominent Jewish family. He was the eighth and last child born to merchant Michael (Meyer) Solomon and artist Catherine (Kate) Levy. Solomon was a younger brother to fellow painters Abraham Solomon (1824?C1862) and Rebecca Solomon (1832?C1886). Born and educated in London, Solomon started receiving lessons in painting from his older brother around 1850. He started attending Carey's Art Academy in 1852. His older sister first exhibited her works at the Royal Academy during the same year. As a student at the Royal Academy Schools, Solomon was introduced through Dante Gabriel Rossetti to other members of the Pre-Raphaelite circle, including the poet Algernon Charles Swinburne and the painter Edward Burne-Jones in 1857. His first exhibition was at the Royal Academy in 1858. He continued to hold exhibitions of his work at the Royal Academy between 1858 and 1872. In addition to the literary paintings favoured by the Pre-Raphaelite school, Solomon's subjects often included scenes from the Hebrew Bible and genre paintings depicting Jewish life and rituals. Solomon lived as an openly gay man in a time when it was not socially acceptable to do so,[1] but in 1873 his career was cut short when he was arrested in a public urinal at Stratford Place Mews, off Oxford Street, in London and charged with indecent exposure and attempting to commit sodomy. He was sentenced to serve eighteen months' hard labour in prison, but this was later reduced to police supervision. He was arrested again in 1874 in Paris, after which he was sentenced to spend three months in prison. In 1884 he was admitted to the workhouse where he continued to produce work; however, his life and talent were blighted by alcoholism. Twenty years later in 1905, he died from complications brought on by his alcoholism. He was buried at the Jewish Cemetery in Willesden.

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