Lot 38
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GEORGE RICHMOND, R.A. | A Woman with Two Children in a Hilly Landscape

2,000 - 3,000 GBP
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  • George Richmond
  • A Woman with Two Children in a Hilly Landscape
  • signed and dated Geo. Richmond 1834. (lower right), signed with initials, dated and incribed GR 1834/ I give this sketch (founded on/ a house scene in my early married life)/ to my dearest daughter/ Julia Robinson/ Geo Richmond june 6th 1881 (on the reverse)
  • oil on canvas, unlined
  • 16¼ x 12in (41 x 30.5cm)


Julia Robinson (née Richmond), given by the artist to his daughter, in 1881;
Iona Davey, 1906;
Sotheby's, Belgravia, 31 July 1973, lot 164;
Sotheby's, London, 6 July 1977, lot 81, to Agnews for £620;
Thos. Agnew & Sons, Ltd.;
From whom acquired by Dr and Mrs Raymond Lister


London, The Fine Art Society, Samuel Palmer and his Followers, 2012, no.27


Raymond Lister, George Richmond: A Critical Biography, London 1981, p.138, reproduced p.54, no.32, pl.XVI

Catalogue Note

This souvenir of his early married life was given by the artist to his daughter shortly after her mother’s death in 1881. The couple had eloped and married at Gretna Green in 1831, aged 21 and 18, having borrowed £40 from Samuel Palmer. Julia Richmond (née Tatham) was the sister of Frederick Tatham, one of Richmond’s fellow 'Ancients', a group who became disciples of William Blake in the few years before his death in 1827. Her father had engaged Richmond to teach drawing to his daughters in 1826, and he fell in love with Julia at first sight. A preparatory drawing for this painting was exhibited at Agnew's in 2001.1 1 Missing Pages: George Richmond, R.A. 1809–96, exh. cat., London 2001, cat. no. 26, reproduced in colour pl. XVIII.