16 June 2015
George Richmond, R.A. (1809-1896)
Portrait of a young man, seated, half-length
signed and dated 'G Richmond delt 1895' (lower right)
pencil and watercolour heightened with white on paper
12 7/8 x 9 5/8 in. (32.7 x 24.5 cm.)
with Appleby Brothers, London, where purchased by David Daniels, September 1970.
David Daniels and Steven Baloga (†); Sotheby's, New York, 29 October 2002, lot 124.
with The Maas Gallery, London, where purchased by the present owners.
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This bust-length portrait is a remarkably highly-finished and rare example of Richmond's late work. It also marks a return to watercolour, Richmond’s early preferred medium, overlooked in the middle of his career for more commercial oils.
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