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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 58

    George Henry Harlow (London 1787-1819)

    A young woman resting by a well

    Price Realised  

    George Henry Harlow (London 1787-1819)
    A young woman resting by a well
    oil on panel
    8 7/8 x 7 in. (21.2 x 17.8 cm.)


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    George Henry Harlow received his early training from, among others, Sir Thomas Lawrence, though his studies (for which he paid a great sum) consisted entirely of copying and occasionally assisting with the master's works. Harlow fell out with Lawrence after less than two years' time, but not before he had absorbed a great deal of Lawrence's style, and he first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1804. Primarily known as a portraitist, Harlow traveled to Italy in 1818 to study the old masters, and in Rome was honored by being named an Academician of Merit at the Accademia di San Luca. He died the following year shortly after his return to England.