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Simeon Solomon (1840-1905) A Youth Relating Tales to Ladies Oil on Canvas -1873 534 x 355 cm (17' 6.24" x 11' 7.76")

Simeon Solomon (1840-1905) A Youth Relating Tales to Ladies Oil on Canvas -1873 534 x 355 cm (17' 6.24" x 11' 7.76")

Simeon Solomon, ‘Self-Portrait’ 1859. Unfortunately, Solomon lived to see his name and work fall into obscurity after his arrest for sodomy. He ended his life in 1905 from complications from alcoholism, in extreme poverty at a workhouse in the infamous East End slum of St. Giles. When a cousin tried to take the ailing Solomon from the dismal place witty to the last, Solomon replied, “Thank you, but I like it here, it’s so central”

Simeon Solomon, ‘Self-Portrait’ 1859. Unfortunately, Solomon lived to see his name and work fall into obscurity after his arrest for sodomy. He ended his life in 1905 from complications from alcoholism, in extreme poverty at a workhouse in the infamous East End slum of St. Giles. When a cousin tried to take the ailing Solomon from the dismal place witty to the last, Solomon replied, “Thank you, but I like it here, it’s so central”

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