Lot 15
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Valentine Cameron Prinsep R.A.

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 GBP
Sold
44,450 GBP
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Description

  • Valentine Cameron Prinsep R.A.
  • a girl carrying grapes (formerly known as Salome)

  • signed with monogram and dated l.l.: 1862 
  • oil on canvas
  • 107 by 73cm., 42 by 28¾in.

Catalogue Note

It is said that the present picture originally depicted Salome carrying the head of John the Baptist, later repainted with a more palatable subject. It is an early work by Prinsep and demonstrates the artist's admiration of the paintings of his friend Rossetti. It may depict Rossetti's favourite model Fanny Cornforth who was painted by other artists within his circle at the time.
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