N01672 ETHEL 1897
Inscr. ‘Ralph Peacock’ b.l.
Canvas, 52×29 (132×73·5).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1898.
Exh: R.A., 1898 (256).
Repr: Royal Academy Pictures, 1898, p.18; Art Journal, 1898, p.178; G. K. Chesterton, Famous Paintings, 1912, p.15 (in colour).
In the words of the sitter Mrs Ethel Titcomb, “Ethel” was painted by my brother-in-law Ralph Peacock in his studio at 11 Holland Park Road, Kensington, in the summer of 1897. I was 14 years old at the time.... I stayed with Ralph Peacock's parents, Mr and Mrs Thomas Peacock, in the summer holiday while the picture was being painted' (letter of 22 December 1958). See also N01772.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II