Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant

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Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant, by (Anthony) Frederick Augustus Sandys, 1881 - NPG 5391 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant

by (Anthony) Frederick Augustus Sandys
chalk, 1881
27 1/4 in. x 22 3/8 in. (692 mm x 568 mm)
Purchased, 1981
Primary Collection
NPG 5391


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Frederick Sandys's style was influenced by Pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti and this is exemplified here in the detail of the dress and the calligraphic inscription. The ribbons, folds and tulips of the brocaded dress are carefully drawn and any affectation is offset by her plain lace cap.

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  • Rogers, Malcolm, Master Drawings from the National Portrait Gallery, 1993 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 5 August to 23 October 1994), p. 133
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 467
  • Simon, Jacob, The Art of the Picture Frame: Artists, Patrons and the Framing of Portraits in Britain, 1997 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 8 November 1996 - 9 February 1997), p. 175

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