George Frederic Watts (1817 - 1904)
Miss Helen Rose Ogilvy
A682; oil on canvas; 61 x 52 cm
Prov: Louis Huth
Presented by A.B. How, 1941; WA1941.55
Helen Rose Ogilvy (1837-1924) was the daughter of a merchant, Thomas Ogilvy of Corrimony, and sister to Eliza Ann Ogilvy. She married the collector, Louis Huth (1821-1905) and, after his death, A.B. How, Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford. In 1874, Whistler painted her portrait in his Arrangement in Black No. 2: Portrait of Mrs Louis Huth(private collection), for which there is a study in the Ashmolean. A682 was recorded missing in 1965.
Information derived from the The Ashmolean Museum Complete Illustrated Catalogue of Paintings.