This is a smaller version of a painting known as 'L'Enfant Perdu' which once belonged to Evelyn Waugh (sold Chrisite's 21 June 1985 lot. 82). In correspondance with the Art Gallery, Waugh suggests that the Birmingham painting might be an earlier study for his picture. His version differed in several resepects including the addition of the figure of a woman on the far left. In 1955 Waugh and his children made a special expedition to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. He wrote of the visit in his diary noting that they were taken 'to the cellarage where, in the manner of modern museums, gems were hidden' ('Evelyn Waugh: A Pioneer Collector,' Connoisseur, vol. 28, September 1981).

  • Presented by Mr and Mrs Cotterill Deykin in memory of their son Llewyllyn, Art Assistant at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (1923-25), 1926.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Arthur Hughes -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
Arthur Hughes
Signature bottom left Painted -


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Drawings and Paintings by the Pre-Raphaelites and Others
53 Leicester Galleries, London 1921-09 - 1921-09
The Victorian Romantics
113 Leicester Galleries, London 1949 - 1949
Ten Decades - A Review of British Taste 1851-1951
40 Royal Society of British Artists, Suffolk Street, London 1951 - 1951
Visions of Love and Life: Pre-Raphaelite Art from the Birmingham Collection, England
87 Seattle Art Museum, Seattle 1995-03-09 - 1995-05-07
87 Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio 1995-05-27 - 1995-07-16
87 Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington 1995-08-11 - 1995-10-15
87 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 1995-11-04 - 1996-01-02
87 High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia 1996-01-23 - 1996-04-10
87 Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 1996-05-25 - 1996-09-29


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Catalogue of Pictures & Drawings at 22 Vernon Terrace, and 11 Compton Terrace, October 1876 to [? 15 December 1886]
- Manuscript in the Tate Archive, London 52
The Diaries of Evelyn Waugh
Michael Davie 1976 Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London p. 738
Visions of Love and Life: Pre-Raphaelite Art from the Birmingham Collection, England
Stephen Wildman 1995 Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia p. 260; repr. p. 261
Arthur Hughes: His Life and Works
Leonard Roberts 1997 Antique Collectors' Club Cat. 87.2, p. 170; repr. pl. 59


Purchased for £50 in 1866 by John Hamilton Trist; Trist sale, Christie's, 9 April 1892 (lot. 67, as 'The Wanderer Found'); bought for 15 gns. by John Hingston; thence in 1916 to his son John Hingston, Jr.; bought from him c. 1919 by Ernest Brown & Phillips, and still with them in 1921. Mr and Mrs Cotterill Deykin; gifted by them in memory of their son Llewyllyn, in 1926 to Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery.

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