DPG6O7 illustrates one of the recollections of John Callcott Horsley (1817-1903), the painter's father who, writing in his late eighties, remembered being invited as a boy of about eleven to stay with one of the fellows of Dulwich College, Mr Lindsay: 'He was not an early riser so he arranged that his class should come up to his bedroom for their lessons at eight o'clock every morning' (J.C. Horsley, Recollections of a Royal Academician, London, 1903, pp.294-5). John Lindsay a contemporary at Dulwich of Ozias Thurston Linley (see Oliver DPG476), was Usher of Dulwich College 1814-34.


  • Title: Old-time Tuition at Dulwich College
  • Date: Before 1906
  • Physical Dimensions: w1073 x h841 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil
  • Work Nationality: British
  • Support: Canvas
  • Provenance: Presented in 1920 by Sir James Leigh Wood on behalf of the relatives of the late Mr Alexander Horsburgh Turnbull, a scholar of Dulwich College from 1881 to 1884; Headmaster's study, Dulwich College.
  • Inscriptions: Signed bottom left: 'Walter. C. Horsley'.
  • Artist: Horsley, Walter Charles
  • Acquisition Method: Relatives of Horsburgh Turnbull, Alexander (Gift, 1920)

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