Julia Emily Gordon
St Germain en Laye 1837

Artwork details

Julia Emily Gordon 1810–1896
St Germain en Laye
Date 1837
Medium Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 192 x 283 mm
Acquisition Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

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.

February 2004

About this artwork