-- American painter
Oil on canvas
90.8 x 74.3
by Mrs Philip
Leslie Agnew 1957
Read a letter describing
experience (possibly Mrs. Philip Leslie Agnew) as she is painted by
From: The Tate
This portrait was commissioned in 1902 by Philip Leslie Agnew
(1863–1938), the Chairman and Managing Director of Bradbury Agnew &
Co., the proprietors of Punch magazine. He was the grandson of Thomas
Agnew, the founder of the firm of art dealers. His wife, whom he
married in 1889, was Alexandra Georgette, the daughter of Ewan
Christian, and this portrait shows her at the age of thirty-seven. She
died in 1957 on the day before her ninety-second birthday.
Charteris, 1927, p.270; Mount, 1955, p.437; McKibbin, 1956, p.81; Mount, 1957, p.346.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and
Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture,
London 1964, II (Image published)
R.A., 1903 (262), as ‘Mrs Philip Agnew’; R.A., winter 1926 (48).