16 June 2010
Mary Seton Watts, née Fraser-Tytler (1849-1948), after George Frederic Watts
signed 'Mary' (lower right)
watercolour and bodycolour with gum arabic on paper
5½ x 3¾ in. (14 x 9.5 cm.)
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 5 June 2007, lot 167, where purchased by the present owner.
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The present watercolour is a miniature copy after Watts's famous painting in Tate Britain, by the artist who became his second wife in 1886.
We are grateful to Veronica Franklin-Gould for confirming the attribution.
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