• Victorian & British Impression auction at Christies

    Sale 7788

    Victorian & British Impressionist Pictures Including Drawings and Watercolours

    16 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 24

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

    The saddler's daughter

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    George Spencer Watson, R.A., R.W.S., R.O.I. (1869-1934)
    The saddler's daughter
    inscribed 'George Spencer Watson/A.R.A/20 Holland Park Road/SW14/The Saddler's (sic) Daughter'
    oil on canvas
    36 x 28 in. (91.4 x 71.1 cm.)


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    Like his father before him, the artist was a member of the Saddler's Company, the oldest of the City's Livery Companies. This is a portrait of his daughter, Mary Spencer Watson, aged 10.

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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, Royal Academy, 1924, no. 63.
    Dorchester, Dorset County Museum, Southampton Civic Art Gallery, and Victoria Art Gallery, Bath; George Spencer Watson, 1981-2, no. 23.