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PROPERTY FROM THE FAMILY OF THE ARTIST

Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys
JUDITH
Estimate
5,0007,000
JUMP TO LOT
9

PROPERTY FROM THE FAMILY OF THE ARTIST

Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys
JUDITH
Estimate
5,0007,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art

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Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys
1832-1904
JUDITH
titled, signed and dated u.r.: Judith:/ F. Sandys. 1903.
pencil and coloured chalks on blue-green paper
44.5 by 33cm., 17½ by 13in.
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Provenance

John Postle Heseltine, his sale Sotheby's, London 8 July 1935, lot 2;
Shepherd Gallery, New York, where purchased in 1969 by William Fischelis, U.S.A.;
Private collection 

Literature

Betty Elzea, Frederick Sandys 1829-1904 - A Catalogue Raisonne, 2001, p.295, cat.no.5.60, illustrated p.294

Catalogue Note

This finely-drawn picture probably depicts one of Sandys' daughters, who posed for many of his later drawings. It is most likely that it depicts Mildred and there is little to denote that she is the Hebrew heroine who seduced and slew Holophernes, other than her wreath of laurels and vaguely classical gown which hint at ancient history.

Judith belonged to John Postle Heseltine (1843-1929), a stockbroker, etcher and Trustee of the National Gallery who owned a fine art collection.

Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art

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London