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Gilbert Stuart Newton RA, Abelard in his Study

Abelard in his Study, 1833

Gilbert Stuart Newton RA (1794 - 1835)

RA Collection: Art

According to William Sandby, Newton’s Diploma work was his last painting. The subject combines Newton’s interest in literary learning, romance and historicism. It depicts the French 12th-century scholar, Peter Abelard in his study. A dialectician, philosopher, and theologian, Abelard is perhaps best known for his ill-fated romance with his student Heloise, which has been the subject of several operas.

Object details

Title
Abelard in his Study
Artist/designer
Date
1833
Object type
Painting
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions

536 mm x 435 mm x 15 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
03/1146
Acquisition
Diploma Work given by Gilbert Stuart Newton RA accepted 1833

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