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GEORGE FREDERIC WATTS (British, 1817-1904)
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GEORGE FREDERIC WATTS (British, 1817-1904)

Olympus on Ida (The Judgment of Paris)

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GEORGE FREDERIC WATTS (British, 1817-1904)
Olympus on Ida (The Judgment of Paris)
signed and dated 'G F Watts 1885' (lower right)
oil on canvas, original Watts frame
147 x 102 cm
Provenance
The Artist
William R Moss, 'The Oaks', Upton, Chester
Kerrison Preston, Bournemouth, England, in 1946
Thomas Agnew and Sons, London
Harry M Hawkins, Amity, Oregon, by 1959
Private collection, Florida until 1982
Christie's London, Impressionist and Nineteenth Century Art, 24 June 1998, lot 34
Nevill Keating Pictures Ltd, London
Acquired from the above on 9 July 1998
Literature
Times, 2 May 1887, p. 12
Athenaeum no. 3106, 7 May 1887, p. 613
Mrs M S Watts's manuscript catalogue, vol. 1, p. 109
H Blackburn, Grosvenor Notes 1887, illus. p. 18
J Cartwright, The Life and Works of G F Watts, Art Journal Easter Annual, 1896, p. 3
H MacMillan, The Life-Work of George Frederick Watts, R.A., 1903, pp. 125, 140
M S Watts, George Frederic Watts: The Annals of an Artist's Life, 1912, vol. 2, pp. 45, 57
W K West and R Pantini, G F Watts, n.d. (illus. p 55)
K Preston, A Note on Watts Picture "Olympus on Ida", Apollo, January 1947, pp. 47, 55 (illus on front cover)
K Preston (ed), Letters from Graham Robertson, 1953, p. 526
The Age of Rossetti, Burne-Jones and Watts: Symbolism in Britain (1860-1910), exh Tate Gallery, 1997-8, cat. Pp 71-2 (illus)
R Beresford, Pre-Raphelites and the Olympians: selected works of Victorian Art from the John and Julie Schaeffer and the Art Gallery of New South Wales Collection, publication to accompany exhibition, Sydney, 2001, p. 32 (illus in colour)
Exhibited
London, Grosvenor Gallery, 1887, no. 57 (as 'The Judgement of Paris')
Southport, Southport Centenary Exhibition, 1892
London, New Gallery, Works of G F Watts RA, 1896-7, no. 68
London, Royal Academy, Works by the late George Frederick Watts, R.A. O.M,.., Winter 1905, no. 246
Special notice

A 10% Goods and Services tax (G.S.T) will be charged on the Buyer's Premium in all lots in this sale
Sale room notice
The Watts Gallery in Compton, UK would appreciate the opportunity to discuss with the purchaser of this lot the possible inclusion of The Judgment of Paris in their forthcoming Exhibition celebratin George Watts Centenary to be held from 2 July until 31 October 2004.
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