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Jehu Driving Furiously by Gertrude Jekyll

This scene painted by Gertrude Jekyll in 1865 illustrates a biblical text (2 Kings 9:20) which marks the beginning of Jehu’s bloody passage to kingship. Aged 18, Jekyll studied at Henry Cole’s South Kensington School of Art where she met influential figures of the day: Ruskin, Burne-Jones, Watts and Rossetti. Later an eminent eye-specialist advised Miss Jekyll to give up close work such as painting and embroidery, after which gardening became her main interest.

Ref: 1997.096

Artist

Gertrude Jekyll

Materials

Oil on canvas

Theme

Artwork

Year

1865

Collection No:

1997.096