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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.