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.
536 mm x 435 mm x 15 mm
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