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    Sale 5402

    Victorian & Traditionalist Pictures

    3 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 176

    Emilie Barrington (1841-1933) after George Frederic Watts


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    Emilie Barrington (1841-1933) after George Frederic Watts
    coloured chalk, watercolour and bodycolour with scratching out
    24¼ x 19¼ in. (61.6 x 48.9 cm.)

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    The present watercolour is a copy after Watt's painting in Tate Britain.
    Emilie Barrington was one of three known assistants working in Watt's studio in 1887, the others being the marine painter Henry Moore and Fanny Cornforth's stepson Cecil Schott. Mary Watts records that Schott painted the copy of Hope once owned by Mrs Cassavetti (MSW cat.S.73a). However, the present picture, painted as it is in watercolour and chalk, would appear to be by Barrington. In her work Reminiscences of G.F. Watts, she writes 'I made a small copy of the picture in water-colour and chalk'.

    We are grateful to Veronica Franklin Gould for her help in preparing this catalogue entry.

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    Watts Catalogue, MSW.Cat.S.73a. Mrs Russell Barrington, Reminiscences of G. F. Watts, London, George Allen, 1905, p.37.
    Mary Seton Watts, G. F. Watts, The Annals of an Artist's Life, London, Macmillan, 1912, vol II, p.106n. Veronica Franklin Gould, G. F. Watts: The Last Great Victorian, London and New Haven, Yale University Press, 2004, p.194.