London, South Kensington
7 July 2016
Briton Riviere, R.A. (1840-1920)
dated '1888' (centre right) and signed and inscribed 'A Cavatina/Briton Riviere RA/82 Finchley Road/NW' (on a label attached to the stretcher)
oil on canvas
43 ½ x 33 ½ in. (110.5 x 85 cm.)
By descent in the family of the artist to the present owner.
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Academy Notes, London, 1888, p. 7.
London, Royal Academy, 1888, no. 281.
Surrey, Egham, Royal Holloway, University of London, on loan.
This painting depicts the artist's daughter, Millicent Alice (b. 1871), playing her violin. Millicent also appears in Sympathy painted ten years earlier (circa 1878, Tate Britain).
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