"The Blades Met with So Stern a Clash that Sparks Were Driven from the Steel." John Seymour Lucas (1849-1922). 1895. Grisaille watercolour and gouache on wc paper. 295 x 391 mm (11 5/8 x 15 3/8 inches). Signed lower right: "Seymour Lucas. / 1895." Provenance: bought as The Duel, Lot 111, Dreweatte-Neate Auctions, Godalming, 8th November 2005. The image is the basis of an illustration found opposite p. 79 of S.R. Crockett's novel The Grey Man (London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1896). [Click on image to enlarge it.]

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Crowther, Paul. Awakening Beauty: The Crowther-Oblak Collection of Victorian Art. Exhibition catalogue. Ljubljana: National Gallery of Slovenia; Galway: Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, 2014. No. 81.

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