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The Woman taken in Adultery

signed and dated Apr 1842

RCIN 451108

The royal purchase of this watercolour at an exhibition in 1842 was important in establishing Corbould’s reputation. The theatrical depiction of Christ’s defence of a woman accused of adultery (John 8:7) is typical of the artist’s rich style, more comparable to oil painting than to the British watercolour tradition.

Purchased by Prince Albert in 1842

No. 72

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