English School, early 19th century
Portrait of Miss Sophia Williams, full length, wearing a white dress and playing the harp
oil on canvas
195 x 148cm
Sophia Williams was Almoner of HRH Princess Augusta, Founder of the Princess Helena College, Hitchin, Hertfordshire. The school was formed in 1820, for the daughters of Anglican clergy and officers who had served during the Napoleonic Wars.
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Sold for £4,200
Oil on canvas which has been lined. The canvas tension is slightly slack but the picture is in plane overall. There a small hole in the canvas near the bottom edge with associated pant loss. The paint layer has localised areas of loss and flaking paint. Old damages in the background have been repaired through lining and have been filled and retouched. Areas overpaint are slightly mismatched to the original and matte. The painting has a varnish layer which is dull and has become yellowed with age. There is a thick layer of dust and dirt on both the front and reverse of the painting.
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