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Mrs W. F. R. Weldon

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

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In 1928 Florence Weldon commissioned Murry to paint her portrait, which he prepared in an oil sketch (see 'Sketch for the Portrait of Mrs W. F. R. Weldon'). The light in the finished portrait is sharper and sometimes merciless, the posture of the right hand tenser and the whole appearance is more representational. Behind her is part of the collection of paintings she gave to the Ashmolean. In the sketch were the paintings: 'The Birdcage' by Henry Tonks, 'Evening, Ludlow' by Philip Wilson Steer' and 'A View of Olevano' French School (but previously attributed to Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot). In the definitive version the 'Corot' was replaced with the painting 'Amy Robsart and the Earl of Leicester' by Richard Parkes Bonington.

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oil on canvas


H 89 x W 76 cm

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Bequeathed by Mrs W. F. R. Weldon, 1937

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