George Spencer Watson Portrait of a lady holding a parasol. British, 1869-1934 (by hauk sven)
First Class - The Meeting, c. 1850, Abraham Solomon (1824 - 1862).This is one of a pair of paintings (the other: Second Class - The Parting) showing the contrasting families and destinies of two young seafaring men from different backgrounds. The setting is novel as the railway was a relatively new form of transport in the 1850s. An earlier version CAUSED A SCANDAL as it showed the elderly chaperone asleep and the young naval officer engaged in lively conversion with the girl.
https://flic.kr/p/7kFUTJ | Pompeo Batoni, Portrait of Wills Hill, 1766 Privare Collection. |