Solomon's "Sacred and Profane Love"
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The British painter Solomon J. Solomon (1860-1927) was eternally dissatisfied with his own work. He once destroyed a painting called "Sacred and Profane Love," even after it was accepted and exhibited at the Royal Academy.
The Magazine of Art had praised the painting as "executed in a masterly manner."
"The picture marks the advance of an ambitious and earnest young painter towards his goal....Towering on the summit of a rocky peak stands the Angel of Holiness, full of kindness and full of dignity, sheltering a woman and her child with one wing, while the husband sits below at their feet."
Fortunately, because the work was exhibited at the Royal Academy, there's an old reproduction of it.
Solomon's book on painting: The Practice of Oil Painting and Drawing
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