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    Sale 2237

    The Scholars Eye: Property from the Julius Held Collection Part I

    27 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 20

    Joseph Southall (Nottingham 1861-1944)

    Portrait of Anna Elizabeth Baker

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Joseph Southall (Nottingham 1861-1944)
    Portrait of Anna Elizabeth Baker
    signed with initials and dated 'JS 1893'
    metalpoint corrected with white on prepared paper
    15½ x 8½ in. (395 x 216 mm.)


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    Baker (1859-1947) was Southall's first cousin and wife, and the couple waited until she was past child bearing age to get married in 1903. This portrait was made a decade before their marriage. According to the 1980 exhibition catalogue, Southall showed the portrait to Sir Edward Burne-Jones who called it 'a beautiful drawing.'

    Provenance

    E. Allen.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 12 December 1978, lot 59.
    With Christopher Wood Gallery, London, 1980.


    Exhibited

    Birmingham, City Museum and Art Gallery, and London, Fine Art Society, Joseph Southall, 1861-1944: artist-craftsman, 1980, no. E7.
    New York, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, Julius S. Held: Drawings from his collection, 1990, no. 53.