• The Country House Sale - Newto auction at Christies

    Sale 5984

    The Country House Sale - Newton Hall

    20 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 177

    WOLFRAM ONSLOW FORD (BRITISH, BORN 1880)

    Portrait of Clothilde Enid Widdrington, née Onlsow Ford (1877-1952), bust-length, in profile, in a cream dress

    Price Realised  

    WOLFRAM ONSLOW FORD (BRITISH, BORN 1880)
    Portrait of Clothilde Enid Widdrington, née Onlsow Ford (1877-1952), bust-length, in profile, in a cream dress
    oil on panel, unframed
    13 x 9¼ in. (33 x 23.5 cm.)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    The Onslow Ford Family and Newton Hall

    Clothilde Enid (1877-1952), daughter of Victorian artist and sculptor Edward Onslow Ford, R.A. (1852-1901) married firstly Philip Riviere and secondly Brigadier-General Bertram Fitzherbert Widdrington (1873-1942) in 1912. Clothilde was painted by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema in 1888 and together with her brothers Rudolph (b.1875), Wolfram (b.1877) and Max (b.1883); father of surrealist painter Gordon Max Onslow Ford (1912-2003), grew up amidst the artistic milieu occupied by their father and his fellow Royal Academicians.


    Literature

    Inventory and Valuation of the contents of Newton Hall, Felton, Morpeth, Northumberland, The Property of Brigadier General B. F. Widdrington, C.M.G., D.S.O., 1925, p. 138.