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

Made:
1855
artist:
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).

Details

Category:
Pictorial Collection (Railway)
Object Number:
1975-8534
Materials:
canvas and oil paint
Measurements:
overall; frame: 872 mm x 1155 mm x 72 mm,
frame; image: 671 mm x 954 mm
type:
painting