A very large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting ‘Katherine and Petruchio’ in a scene from Shakespeare’s ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ by the eminent Royal Academician Charles Robert Leslie RA (1774-1859). This superb, exhibition-sized Victorian painting is signed by the artist and hangs in a fine quality newly commissioned gold metal leaf frame.
“There is no man now living who seems to me to come close at all near Mr Leslie, his work being in places equal to Hogarth for decision, and here and there a little lighter and more graceful”.
Charles Robert Leslie was one of the most famous and successful British artists of the 19th century. The close friend and biographer of John Constable, C.R. Leslie exhibited 76 paintings at Royal Academy between 1813 and 1858 and was elected at full Royal Academician in 1826.