• Victorian & British Impression auction at Christies

    Sale 7788

    Victorian & British Impressionist Pictures Including Drawings and Watercolours

    16 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 25

    George Spencer Watson, R.A., R.W.S., R.O.I. (1869-1934)

    A picnic at Portofino, 1911

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    George Spencer Watson, R.A., R.W.S., R.O.I. (1869-1934)
    A picnic at Portofino, 1911
    inscribed 'A picnic at Portofino, 1911, by George Spencer Watson, R.A.'
    oil on canvas
    23¾ x 32 in. (60.4 x 81.2 cm.)


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    A wonderfully evocative scene, as might be described in the novels of Henry James or Edith Wharton, of a party picnicing beside the Mediterranean to escape the cold of an English winter.

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    Provenance

    The artist, and by descent to his daughter, Mary Spencer Watson.


    Pre-Lot Text

    SOLD BY ORDER OF THE EXECUTORS OF THE LATE MARY SPENCER WATSON


    Exhibited

    London, Hampstead Gallery, 1926.
    Dorchester, Dorset County Museum, Southampton Civic Art Gallery, and Victoria Art Gallery, Bath; George Spencer Watson, 1981-2, no. 7.