A preparatory study for an illustration to a poem by Walter Thornbury published in 'Once a Week,' 1862 (15 March, p. 322). The poem 'tells of the appearance in front of the king and his petitioners (?), of the god Zeus in the guise of a stranger' (Elzea, Frederick Sandys 1829-1904: A Catalogue Raisonné, p. 209).

  • Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1906.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Frederick Sandys -


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Frederick Sandys 1829-1904
227 Brighton Museum and Art Gallery 1974-05-07 - 1974-07-14
227 Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield 1974 - 1974


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Bemrose & Sons Ltd., Derby p.379
Frederick Sandys 1829-1904: A Catalogue Raisonné
Betty Elzea 2001 Antique Collectors' Club in association with Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service no. 2.B.32, p. 209.


James Anderson Rose, sold at his death at Christie's 5 May 1891 (part of lot 3 or 4) bought by Charles Fairfax Murray.

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