Rebecca Solomon

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Rebecca Solomon

2 artworks

English Academic Classical artist

Born 1832 - Died 1886

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Love's Labour Lost

Oil on canvas

57 x 61 cms | 22 1/4 x 24 ins

Private collection, ,

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The Governess

Oil on canvas

66 x 86.4 cms | 25 3/4 x 34 ins

Private collection, ,

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Rebecca Solomon came from a distinguished London Jewish family of artists. Her brother Abraham Solomon was an award winning artist from the Royal Academy, and another younger brother Simeon was a member of the Pre-Raphaelites. Simeon's paintings were greatly admired by Burne-Jones and Pater. Rebecca was taught by Abraham and successfully exhibited her paintings between 1852-1869.
Tragedy, however, beset all the Solomons:Abraham died young, Simeon's alcoholism as well as the criminal charges that were brought against resulted in his ending his days in a workhouse. Rebecca's alcoholicism became a public scandal and she would die insane.
References:
Women, Art and Society by Whitney Chadwick, pp. 177, 185;
The Art of Victorian Childhood by Richard O'Neill, p.55;