Henrietta Rae


Psyche before the throne of Venus

Oil on canvas


 76¼ x 120½ in.

(194 x 306 cm.)

Signed `H. Rae’ (lower left)


Photogravure, published by Arthur Tooth & Sons, circa 1894.



The artist, from whom purchased before 1894 Royal Academy Exhibition by George McCulloch (1848-1907)

George McCulloch of 184 Queen’s Gate, London (1848-1907);

Christie’s, London, 30 May 1913, lot 86 (1440gns to Knoedlers on behalf of William Randolph Hearst)

William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951) of 137 Riverside Drive, New York, July 1913, where it remained in store in New York until

William Randolph Hearst sale; Saks Fifth Avenue, in co-operation with Gimbel Brothers, under the direction of Hammer Galleries, New York, 1941, one of nos. 50-187 (sold to Gimbel’s 31 March 1941, $489) through whom purchased by

Amon G. Carter (1879-1955), Fort Worth, Texas, 1941 by whom gifted to

The Fort Worth Club, Dallas from whom purchased by

Edward Maddox of Fort Worth and by bequest to the Jefferson Historical Museum, May 1969 until May 2017

There is a comprehensive scholarly catalogue available for free download here


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