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PROPERTY OF A LADY

Sir Gerald Festus Kelly, P.R.A., R.H.A.
JANE XIII
JUMP TO LOT
75

PROPERTY OF A LADY

Sir Gerald Festus Kelly, P.R.A., R.H.A.
JANE XIII
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art

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Sir Gerald Festus Kelly, P.R.A., R.H.A.
1879-1972
JANE XIII
titled on an old label attached to the reverse
oil on canvas
76 by 50cm., 30 by 20in.
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Provenance

The sitter's niece Maud Ryan and thence by descent to the present owner

Exhibited

Dublin, Royal Hibernian Academy, 1964, no.131

Catalogue Note

This may be the earliest portrait by Kelly of an artist’s model who became his wife in 1920. Her name was Lilian Ryan but Kelly gave her the sobriquet ‘Jane’ and painted her more than fifty times, exhibiting a portrait titled Jane every year at the Royal Academy.When Queen Mary was introduced to her, she exclaimed "Jane, of the many Jane's!" such was the fame of the portraits.

Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art

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London