‘Royal Holloway Collection’ At Yale Center For British Art May 5th, 2009 Antiques and the Arts Online
“Paintings From the Reign of Victoria: The Royal Holloway Collection, London” will be on view May 7 to July 26 at the Yale Center for British Art….
The painting “Man Proposes, God Disposes,” 1864, by Sir Edwin Landseer will open the exhibition. The works depicts polar bears devouring the remains of Sir John Franklin’s doomed expedition, begun in 1845, to discover the Northwest Passage. Even today, it inspires superstition among Royal Holloway’s students, and as a result the painting is concealed during college examinations.