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Painting - Portrait of George Eumorfopoulos
  • Portrait of George Eumorfopoulos
    Watts, George Frederic OM, RA, born 1817 - died 1904
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Portrait of George Eumorfopoulos

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Watts, George Frederic OM, RA, born 1817 - died 1904 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on canvas

  • Museum number:

    IS.32-2008

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

George Eumorfopoulos (1863 -1939) was a renowned expert on Chinese antiquities and founder of the Oriental Ceramic Society. His collection forms the basis of holdings in this area at the V&A and the British Museum.

G.F Watts was one of the leading portrait painters of the Victorian era. The portrait of Eumorfopoulos was painted at the end of Watts' life. It is likely that the Anglo-Greek art collector and V&A benefactor Constantine Ionides (1833-1900) introduced Eumorfopoulos to Watts, as the Ionides family had been loyal patrons of Watts since the late 1830's.

Physical description

An oil on canvas portrait of George Eumorfopoulos. The frame is rectangular and in the original Watts style, made of gilded wood and composition.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Watts, George Frederic OM, RA, born 1817 - died 1904 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

Height: 65.5 cm, Width: 53 cm, Height: 98 cm frame, Width: 86 cm frame

Descriptive line

Portrait of George Eumorfopoulos, oil on canvas, by G. F. Watts, Britain, ca. 1900

Materials

Oil; Canvas

Techniques

Painted

Categories

Paintings; Portraits

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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