Julia Emily Gordon

St Germain en Laye

1837

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 192 x 283 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
Reference
T08897

Display caption

Julia Emily Gordon’s parents were important patrons of David Wilkie. In 1834, Wilkie wrote to Sir Willoughby Gordon asking leave to propose marriage to his daughter, Julia Emily, but his request was refused. Julia’s mother, Lady Gordon (née Julia Bennet), was also an amateur artist, most remembered as a pupil and patron of Turner.

Gallery label, February 2004