Thursday, July 24, 2008

Frederick Leighton - Lady Sybil Primrose

oil on canvas
22 3/4 x 18"
exhibited at the RA in 1885
Sold at Christie's in 1992. Until then it had remained largely unnoticed in the sitter's family. Lady Sybil Myra Caroline Primrose was the eldest child of Archibald Philip, 5th Earl of Rochester and his wife Hannah.
There is a full story on this important picture in the Christie's catalogue of 13 Mar 1992.
This is the smaller version of the picture exhibited at the RA in 1885.

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