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PROPERTY OF A LADY

Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys
ST. DOROTHY
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 GBP
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8

PROPERTY OF A LADY

Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys
ST. DOROTHY
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art

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Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys
1832-1904
ST. DOROTHY
titled, signed and dated u.r.; St. Dorothy/ F.Sandys / 1904; inscribed within a cartouche l.l.: Her face more fair / Than sudden-singing April soft lands: / Eyed like a gracious bird.
coloured chalk on cream paper with watercolour wash
40 by 30.5cm., 15¾ by 12in.
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Provenance

Possibly bought from the artist by Harold Hartley in April 1904;
Sotheby's, London, 24 July 1963, lot 259 where purchased by Maas Gallery by whom sold to Anthony Crane, 3 July 1964;
Private collection

Exhibited

London, Maas Gallery, Pre-Raphaelites; Art Nouveau, June 1964, no.117;
Brighton Museum and Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, Frederick Sandys 1832-1904, 1974, no.160

Literature

Betty Elzea, Frederick Sandys - A Catalogue Raisonné, 2001, cat.no. 5.66, illustrated p.297

Catalogue Note

The model for St Dorothy was the artist's youngest daughter Gertrude, known as 'Girlie' (1886-1920) who was depicted several times by her father, including Iris (sold in these rooms, 14 July 2016, lot 12). The drawing (and two other versions) was inspired by a poem by Sandys' friend Swinburne first published in 1866. It is possible that it was this version of St Dorothy that the artist referred to in a letter to his patron Harold Hartley in April 1904; 'I like it so much myself I should like you to have it. It still has a lot to be done - all over. The dress I shall do from an old one in Kensington Museum. It will occupy me for about a week - especially to finish the roses.'

Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art

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