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Curator Picture Talks - Lady Somers


Free with admission

This ten minute talk will take you through this beautiful painting of Lady Somers, produced in 1860. Lady Somers (Virginia Pattle) was renowned for her beauty and charisma, causing Watts to fall in love with and paint many portraits of her. Ironically, one painting produced in 1849-1850 caused Sir Charles Newton to fall in love with, and subsequently marry Virginia in 1850, leaving Watts 'deeply grieved'.