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‘The Taming of the Screw’ by Robert Alexander Hillingford (1825-1904).

Hillingford became famous for his paintings of British military campaigns such as Waterloo, Sebastopol, and the Peninsular War, as well as his wonderfully detailed Shakespearean scenes. This outstanding work features the entrance of Petruchio and Kate in Act 4, Scene 1 of ‘The Taming of the Shrew’, and bears an old handwritten transcription from the scene, verso.

Robert Alexander Hillingford was a highly successful Victorian painter of historical and literary scenes who became most famous for his portrayals of the Napoleonic Wars. Between 1864 and 1902 Hillingford exhibited 29 works at the Royal Academy, and numerous others the British Institution and the Royal Society of British Artists in London.

Further Reading: ‘The Hillingford Chronicles’, a detailed account of the life and work of the artist, is now available via the News & Articles page of the Academy Fine Paintings website.



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