Monday, September 06, 2010

Museum Pieces #4

Sir Thomas Lawrence's painting of The Calmady Children (1823) can be found in New York's Metropolitan Museum. Emily (1818-1906) and Laura Anne (1820-1894) were the daughters of Charles Calmady of Langdon Court in Devonshire.

Lawrence described the painting as "my best of the few I should wish hereafter to be known by."

When exhibited at the RA it was engraved under the title of Nature.

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