Ann Turner, Portrait of Clara Montgomery - Mid-19th-century watercolour painting




An original mid-19th-century watercolour painting, Ann Turner Portrait of Clara Montgomery at Table.

A striking portrait, with fine detail in the face. On wove paper watermarked "J. Whatman Turkey Mill".

This is one a pair of portraits we have for sale of Miss Clara Montgomery.

Unsigned. Inscribed verso: "Clara Montgomery".
Minor age toning. There are glue marks and paper remnants to the verso from having historically been laid down, which do not affect the front.
23.9cm x 18cm.
Unframed.

This watercolour forms part of a collection of paintings by Ann Turner dating from the 1840s/50s, depicting rural views, rustic scenes, castles, abbeys and bridges, predominantly in the Cheshire and North Wales areas. Very little is known of Ann Turner, but as well as having the means to travel and paint, it appears that she had connections with highly regarded local Chester artist George Pickering (c.1794-1857). Pickering was a drawing master at Chester and later at Birkenhead; Ann Turner was likely a pupil. A number of the watercolours in the collection are after works by Pickering, and one painting is attributed to George Pickering himself. The collection also includes competent copies by Ann Turner after Samuel Prout OWS AA (1783-1852) and Thomas Miles Richardson Senior (1784–1848). There is also an outstanding sepia portrait watercolour of Ann Turner in the collection, clearly painted by a very accomplished hand (see photograph), which we have listed for sale separately.

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Product code: JE-250


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