Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Kate Perugini

[Guy Colin, son of Sir Guy Campbell, Bart.]
oil on canvas
1839 - 1929.

oil on board

[The Flower Merchant]
oil on canvas

[Portrait of Dora] 1892
oil on canvas

Born Kate Dickens, the daughter of Charles Dickens. She married Charles Allston Collins in 1860 who died in 1873, after which she married the Italian-born C. E. Perugini. Kate Perugini exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1877, specialising in genre and portrait painting, especially rather over-sentimental little girls. She herself features as the model for the girl in The Black Brunswicker by Millais.

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