Portrait of Mrs. E. C. Baldock, a Study

George Frederick Watts (1817−1904)

c. 1880

Oil on canvas

52 x 64.4 inches (20 1/2 x 25 3/8 inches)

Provenance: from the artist's wife Mary to Michael and Lilian Chapman, and thence by descent. Three pictures were bought together as Lot 203, Sotheby's, 13th October 2004.

Whilst Watts was a famous society portraitist, he retained ownership of many portraits of his friends, and of studies for his commercial works. —Paul Crowther

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