Monday, June 20, 2011

Kate Greenaway - A young girl seated in a chair facing right, beneath a bower of roses, a bowl of cherries in her hand

Price Realized £10,000

pencil and watercolour with gum arabic and with scratching out, on paper
17 7/8 x 14 in. (45.4 x 35.5 cm.)

Greenaway executed a number of similar portrait studies of young ladies seated in garden settings, such as The Garden Seat (Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter) in which a girl sits reading on a bench, and Little Miss Prim in which Greenaway's landlady's daughter is illustrated seated with a bowl of red berries.

A watercolour by Greenaway of a young girl standing before a border of nasturtiums that had previously been in the collection of George Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle, was sold in these Rooms, 3 June 2004, lot 181.

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