|Statement||by Violet Biddulph ...|
|LC Classifications||DA506.A74 B5|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||5 p. l., 13-352 p.|
|Number of Pages||352|
|LC Control Number||38022809|
This large-scale informal group portrait, or conversation piece, depicts the Waldegrave sisters, the grandnieces of the author and antiquarian Horace Walpole, who commissioned the work for his celebrated country house, Strawberry Hill. Reynolds’s gift for creating sophisticated compositions and rendering graceful gestures — at its height here — helped to establish him as one. Three heavily-powdered ladies in white sit around a table humming and hawing over their crafts. But before you get up to put the kettle on I'd like to share a bit about this painting. The Ladies Waldegrave are specifically Elizabeth, Charlotte and Anna Horatia who were e 19, respectively, when Reynolds painted them. These three are ‘The Ladies Waldegrave’ of Reynolds’s conversation piece that shows them sewing at their work table. The original picture is now in the National Gallery of Scotland ; Reynolds’s bill for it, guineas, is at Farmington and so is Walpole’s copy of Valentine Green’s mezzotint of it, a proof before letters. These three are ‘The Ladies Waldegrave’ of Reynolds’s conversation piece that shows them sewing at their work table. The original picture is now in the National Gallery of Scotland ; Reynolds’s bill for it, guineas, is at Farmington and so is Walpole’s copy of Valentine .
She was friendly with the family of Elizabeth, duchess of Beaufort of Stoke Park near Bristol. In the mids she became friends with Horace Walpole's niece, Maria, duchess of Gloucester and her daughter, Laura, Lady Waldegrave, one of the ‘three Ladies Waldegrave’ painted by Joshua : Anne Stott. The Ladies Waldegrave, Reynolds, Photo: Scottish National Gallery. This week’s Portrait of the Week is another favourite of mine – who doesn’t love the quiet grace of the three Ladies Waldegrave as painted by Reynolds in The three girls, here shown working together on a piece of embroidery, were sisters: the Ladies Elizabeth. Joshua Reynolds. English portraitist. Birthplace: Plympton St. Maurice, Devon, England Location of death: London, England Cause of death: unspecified Remains: Burie. Sir Joshua Reynolds, the most prominent figure in the English school of painting, was born at Plympton Earl, in Devonshire, on the 16th of July He received a fairly good Born: 'The Ladies Waldegrave' was painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds () in Now in the Scottish National Gallery, it shows the three daughters of the 2nd Earl Waldegrave () together working their embroidery. The painting, without the frame, measures x cm.
Top Masterpieces - World's Most Famous Paintings % Money Back Guarantee + FREE Shipping Despite the huge number of paintings that viewers have seen in museums and art galleries across the world, only a relatively miniscule number has been universally recognized as being classic. “The Ladies Waldegrave,” by Sir Joshua Reynolds, shows three sisters, all grandnieces of the writer Horace Walpole. Credit Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh On view now at The Frick Joshua Reynolds, The Ladies Waldegrave, Oil On x cm. Painting Purchased with the aid of The Cowan Smith Bequest and the Art Fund NG National Galleries of. : Valentine Green Portrait of the Ladies Waldegrave - 20" x 25" Premium Canvas Print: Posters & Prints. • The Great Parlour - In Walpole’s time, the famous painting of Walpole’s three nieces, The Ladies Waldegrave, by Sir Joshua Reynolds would have hung opposite the fireplace. The original Gothic fireplace has been restored; the chairs are replicas.