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Portrait of Julia Eumorfopoulos

  • Object:


  • 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:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Julia Eumorfopoulos (1864 -1944), was the wife of George Eumorfopoulos 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 Julia Eumorfopoulos was painted at the end of Watts' life. Her distinctive brooch characterises her as being aesthetically aware.

It is likely that the Anglo-Greek art collector and V&A benefactor Constantine Ionides (1833-1900) introduced the Eumorfopoulos couple 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 Julia Eumorfopoulos. The frame is rectangular and in the original Watts style, made of gilded wood and composition.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


ca. 1900 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Oil on canvas


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

Descriptive line

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


Oil; Canvas




Paintings; Portraits


South & South East Asia Collection

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