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Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Weekly Portrait: Ellen Terry by George Frederick Watts


Welcome to this, the first of what I hope will be a regular feature: the weekly portrait, in which I share images of and by people who interest me and most of whom reflect some of my reading. Here we have a youthful Ellen Terry painted by her first husband, George Frederick Watts in circa. 1864

10 comments:

  1. What a fantastic portrait of Ellen Terry! Such contained adrenaline and anticipation!

    Thank you for finding it and for sharing!

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  2. I love this feature! I hope you do continue with it.

    I felt a bit ignorant because I didn't know who these people were, but the upside is that I have looked them up and now I have learned something new! ;)

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  3. What a lovely picture! I love the richness of the blue in the woman's clothing coming against the more washed out colors of the rest of the portrait. I hope you continue on with this feature!

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  4. One of my childhod memories is of visiting Ellen Terry's home in Kent. I don't remember much - in fact it's more of a feeling. I like the idea of this weekly post.

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  5. Love the Pre-Raphelites and I assume this would fall within that movement.

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  6. I wonder if she was painted while in character?

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  7. This looks like a lovely weekly feature :)

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  8. A fascinating and original feature. Why do you find this person/painter so interesting though?

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  9. What a wonderful portrait....made even better by the fact that this Victorian actress is actually my great great auntie :)

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  10. Mel - what a marvellous heritage you have... I would love to know how Ellen Terry is your great great auntie - no doubt you have looked at Michael Holroyd's collective biography of Terry, Henry Irving and their respective children...

    Thank you very much for visiting my blog and leaving such an enticing comment!

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