The Surprise

A startled woman draws her shawl around her. Her pose is based on the famous classical sculpture, 'The Medici Venus'. The picture was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1828.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1790 - 1864
Full title
The Surprise
Date made
before 1827
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
65.2 x 54.3 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Presented by Robert Vernon, 1847
Inventory number
NG457
Location in Gallery