Lot 13
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ANTHONY FREDERICK AUGUSTUS SANDYS | La Belle Jaune Giroflée

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 GBP
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Description

  • Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys
  • La Belle Jaune Giroflée
  • titled, signed and dated u.r.; La Belle Jaune Giroflée F. Sandys. 1869
  • oil on panel
  • 36 by 23cm., 14¼ by 9in.

Provenance

W. Kerchow;
Christie's, London, 19 February 1876, lot 864;
John Postle Heseltine (1843-1929), 196 Queens Gate, London;
Dobiaschofsky Auktionen, Bern, 12 November 2010, lot 403

Literature

Drawings and Paintings by Artists of Norfolk and Suffolk in the Collection of J.P.H., 1914, illustrated no.23;
Betty Elzea, Frederick Sandys 1829-1904. A catalogue raisonné, 2001, p.198, cat.no. 2.A.125, illustrated p.198

Catalogue Note

The title derives from the yellow wall-flowers in this beautiful study of a girl named Marianne Shingles (later Mrs George Lewis 1855-1933), a Norfolk silk-weaver whose family lived across Grapes Hill from the artist's house at North Walsham. It was Frederick Sandy's talented sister Emma, who first asked Marianne to pose and she continued to be Emma's model until the artist's death in 1877. She seems to have only posed for Frederick Sandys on two more occasions, for a drawing entitled Head of A Young Woman made c.1869 and Hero of 1871.
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