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I believe I have an original print of Pandora its 16 x 26 on the top left hand corner is No 24. published by permuission of AlPD de pass Esq i'm not sure if I spelled the last part of that right it seems to be in french, top right hand corner is copyright 1905 in london & washington by The fine arts Co. LTD london Printed in England. Bottom left Pandora, bottom right J. W. Waterhouse, R. A, the paper is so old its turned brown and is very easy to slip and clip. Can anyone tell me if this is an original print from 1905? heres a picture of it.
Thank you for sharing this.
Dr. Anthony Hobson's 1980 Catalogue of Works - included in his book about Waterhouse - gives this information about Pandora:
In 1980 the painting was in the collection of Lord Lambton.
Royal Academy 1896 (271).
Liverpool Autumn Exhibition 1896 (878).
Earls Court 1897 (99) by permission of Alfred de Pass, Esq.
Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield 1971, Burne-Jones (226).
Alfred A de Pass (de Pass Catalogue No 225), by whom it was presented to the Royal Institution of Cornwell, 1922.
Christie's 17 Dec 1965 (106) to Lord Lambton
So, this gives us information about 'AlPD de pass Esq' that you find on the print.
A little about de Pass:
"Alfred Aaron de Pass (1861-1952), a South African businessman and art benefactor."
I noticed the colouring of Pandora's sash and the cloth in the lower left of your print is red which is different from the painting.
It would seem this is a print from 1905 ... maybe someone else has information about it to share. Perhaps 'The fine arts Co.' on the print refers to The Fine Art Society???
Very nice to see ... thanks again for posting it.
There is one just like mine on ebay it has all the same writing on it, but the sash and the cloth you pointed out isn't red. it also has a seal on it at the bottom, I looked at mines and noticed that parts has been cut off at the top and bottom maybe for framing. Thanks for answering.
I think you have posted two other questions about the print ... here
and a reply here
In the reply you wrote, I have a print of Pandora the sash around her waste and the cloth beside her is red, do you know anything about that. and its numbered 24, some sold a print on ebay that had the same number on it, the sash and the cloth was not red.
In the other posting today, you wrote ... Can some one tell me if two prints can have the same number?
The print that I found on Ebay
didn't have numbering on it, though ...
VINTAGE PRINT PANDORA BY J W WATERHOUSE IN FRAME. ORIGINAL WAS PAINTED IN 1896. PRINT IS 24 BY 13 1/2 INCHES. FRAME IS 30 BY 18 1/2 INCHES. PRINT IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. .... PLEASE LOOK AT ALL PICTURES TO TELL AGE. i DO NOT KNOW HOW OLD THIS PRINT IS. I CAN FIND NO OTHER MARKS OR NUMBERS BUT THE ARTIST.
If this is the one you were looking at, the '24' you saw in the Ebay listing refers to the size of the print ... 24 inches by 13 1/2 inches. So ... the one on Ebay isn't the same as yours. It was easy to just pick up on "Print is 24" ... and not see it was referring to the size.
I'm sorry I don't have more information ... Good luck finding out more about your Pandora.
Thanks but that is not the one I was talking about, theres pictures of the one I'm talking about look at the one showing the number good to see it says No 24. The one I'm talking about has already sold for $680.00
for some reason I can't send the pictures.
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