Julia Emily Gordon

St Germain en Laye

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

Artist
Julia Emily Gordon 1810–1896
Medium
Graphite, watercolour and gum arabic on paper
Dimensions
Support: 96 x 137 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
Reference
T08898

Display caption

Julia Emily Gordon was an industrious, ambitious and talented amateur artist, like her mother Lady Gordon (née Julia Bennet). Julia Gordon is chiefly remembered as the daughter of Sir James Willoughby Gordon, a veteran of the Napoleonic Wars and, when a child, as one of several claimants to the honour of sitting on the Duke of Wellington’s knee at Brussels on the eve of the battle of Waterloo.

Gallery label, February 2004