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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.766
People
George Frederick Watts, British (London, England 1817 - 1904 Limnerslease, Compton, England)
Title
Violet Lindsay
Other Titles
Alternate Title: The Marchioness of Granby / Portrait of the Marchioness of Granby
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
c. 1881
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/230134
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
65.72 x 52.39 cm (25 7/8 x 20 5/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.r.: G.F. Watts
Provenance
George Frederick Watts, sold; to J. J. Cowan, Edinburgh. [Scott and Fowles, New York], sold; to Grenville Lindall Winthrop, 1926, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.766
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Hugh Macmillan, The Life-work of George Frederick Watts, R. A., J. M. Dent & Co./E. P. Dutton & Co. (London, England and New York, NY, 1903), p. 87

Mary S. Watts, George Frederic Watts: the Annals of an Artist's Life, The Macmillan Company (London, England, 1912), vol. II, p. 260, 267

Paintings and Drawings of the Pre-Raphaelites and their Circle, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1946), no. 100

Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum: A Summary Catalogue including Paintings in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), p. 133; repr. as no. 78

Francesca Mitchell, "Technical Study of the Paintings by George Frederic Watts in the Collection at the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, July 1990), Unpublished, pp. 1-22 passim

Barbara Bryant, G. F. Watts Portraits: Fame & Beauty in Victorian Society, exh. cat., National Portrait Gallery (London, 2004), pp. 160-161, repr. in color as fig. 44

Exhibition History

Catalogue of Works of G. F. Watts, R. A., New Gallery, London, 01/01/1906 - 12/31/1907

Paintings and Drawings of the Pre-Raphaelites and their Circle, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/08/1946 - 06/01/1946

The Pre-Raphaelites: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 06/04/1980 - 07/15/1980

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