Gerald Edward Moira was an English painter
London 1867 – 1959
The Silent Voice
(Thereto the silent voice replied, ‘Look up tro’night: the world is wide’)
Oil on canvas : 147,7 X 86,8 cm
Signed bottom right “GE Moira”
Painted in 1892 and or 1893
Frame : 160,4 X 100,5 cm
Exhibited in London in Burlington House in the summer of 1893 at the
Royal Academy’s Annual Exhibition of the Work of Living Artist
Our ghostly Symbolist painting is a hit on the internet, be it with an old black and white photograph of 1898: a lot of people have reacted emotionally on this rather haunting image.
Moira was only 26 years old one he exhibited this fabulously mature painting at the Royal Academy of Arts Exhibition of 1893 in London.
The choice for an occult subject must have been influenced by the
Pre-Raphaelite English painter John William Waterhouse: the
Victorian era had not only been an age of unseen progress, but also the period of the discovery of the supernatural.
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