Sophie Anderson (1823-1903)
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Sophie Anderson (1823-1903)

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Sophie Anderson (1823-1903)
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signed 'S. Anderson' (lower right)
oil on canvas
10 x 12 in. (25.4 x 30.5 cm.)
C.C. Grace (according to an inscription on the canvas).
with W. Sulley, 88 Upper Parliament Street, Nottingham, 17 February 1873, where purchased by
Sam Moreton.
with Christopher Wood, London, where purchased by the present owners.
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Lot Essay

Born in France, Anderson moved with her family to America at the outbreak of the revolution in France in 1848. She remained in America, where she had established herself as a successful artist, until her marriage to the English artist Walter Anderson with whom she settled in London in 1854; she later moved to Capri. Anderson's works can be seen in many public collections such as The Children's Story Book (Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery), Capri Girl with Flowers (Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum) and Her Pet Canary (New Art Gallery, Walsall).

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