Frederick Sandys (1829 -1904) ~ La Belle Jaune Giroflée, 1869 ✿

La Belle Jaune Giroflée, 1869 detail - Oil on panel
The title of this painting derives from the yellow wall-flowers in this beautiful study of a girl named Marianne Shingles (later Mrs George Lewis 1855-1933), a Norfolk silk-weaver whose family lived across Grapes Hill from the artist's house at North Walsham. It was Frederick Sandy's talented sister Emma, who first asked Marianne to pose and she continued to be Emma's model until the artist's death in 1877. She seems to have only posed for Frederick Sandys on two more occasions, for a drawing entitled Head of A Young Woman made c.1869 and Hero of 1871.

Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys (1829-1904) was a British Pre-Raphaelite painter, illustrator and draughtsman.

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