George Frederic Watts (1817 - 1904):
Miss Eliza Ann Ogilvy
A681; oil on canvas; 61 x 52 cm.
Prov: Louis Huth.
Presented by A.B. How, 1941; WA1941.54.
Eliza Ann (d. 1872), the daughter of Thomas Ogilvy of Corrimony. This portrait was painted for her sister, Mrs Huth, in 1866, on the eve of her marriage to C.D. van Lennep and departure to Smyrna. Watts was struck by her beauty and sweet nature and touched that the sisters should be separated.
Information derived from the Ashmolean Museum's Complete Illustrated Catalogue of Paintings.
Link to the BBC's Your Paintings page of the Public Catalogue Foundation