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    Sale 7437

    Victorian and Traditonalist Pictures

    15 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 24

    George Frederic Watts, O.M., R.A. (1817-1904)

    Good Luck to your Fishing'

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    George Frederic Watts, O.M., R.A. (1817-1904)
    Good Luck to your Fishing'
    oil on canvas
    12 x 10 in. (30.5 x 25.5 cm.)


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    This is a small and apparently unrecorded version of a painting of 1889 listed in Mrs Watts's manuscript catalgoue as belonging to Sir Charles Tennant. She also notes that the figure was 'first designed' for the frescoes in Carlton House Terrace that Watts executed for Lord Somers in the mid-1850s, and that the Tennant painting was begun in Malta during their honeymoon in 1887, 'the seas there suggesting the subject'.

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