The Collection | Paintings and Prints
Sterne’s writings have always attracted illustrators and painters. He writes of intimate encounters between men and women but leaves the reader unsure as to who has the upper hand. Is one taking advantage of the other, or is the encounter mutually beneficial? Artists have created works that reflect this duplicity of intent.
Uncle Toby and Widow Wadman, CR Leslie, 1848, Oil on Canvas
Yorick and Grisette, Abraham Solomon, 1852, Oil on canvas
The Beautiful Grisette, W P Frith, 1853, Oil on canvas
The Beautiful Grisette, (after) G S Newton, unknown, oil on canvas