First Class: The Meeting... and at First Meeting Loved

Abraham Solomon

Painting, oil on panel, First Class: The Meeting... and at First Meeting Loved, by Abraham Solomon, 1855. Depicts passengers in a first class railway carriage. A young man in naval uniform leans forward to talk to an elderly gentleman and a young woman, who listen attentively. The gentleman, balding with grey side whiskers, holds a newspaper in his left hand, and is wearing a glove on his right. The woman is wearing a bonnet and hooded shawl, and is sewing. On the seats are blankets, gloves, a parasol and a bunch of red roses. Through the carriage window is a valley with hills and trees. Signed by the artist at bottom right. Framed and glazed. Also known as The Return (First Class).

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canvas and oil paint
overall; frame: 872 mm x 1155 mm x 72 mm,
frame; image: 671 mm x 954 mm

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