About This Artwork

George Frederick Watts
English, 1817-1904

A Lamplight Study: Herr Joachim, 1868

Oil on canvas
37 x 23 in. (94 x 58.6 cm)
Inscribed lower right: G F Watts, 1868

Bequest of Charles L. Hutchinson, 1925.725

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Catalogue of Paintings, by G.F. Watts, R.A., of London, November 1884 – April 1885, cat. 88.

New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Loan Collection of Paintings by George Frederick Watts, R.A. of London, May – October 1885, cat. 88.

Chicago, World’s Columbian Exposition, Department of Fine Arts, see World’s Columbian Exposition Official Catalogue, Part X, Department K: Fine Arts, Group 146, Loan Collection, 1893, cat. 2987.

St. Louis, Louisiana Purchase Exposition, see Official Catalogue of Exhibits: Universal Exposition, St. Louis, Department B: Art, Group 13, Loan Collection, 1904, cat. 109.

Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute, Department of Fine Arts, A Survey of British Painting, May 10 – June 12, 1938, cat. 70.

Publication History

“The Art Sales of 1887,” Art Journal 49 (1887), p. 338.

Hugh Macmillan, The Life-Work of George Frederick Watts, R.A. (London, 1903), pp. 34, 86.

Louisiana Purchase Exposition, Illustrations of Selected Works in the Various National Sections of the Department of Art (St. Louis, 1904), pp. 76 (ill.), 77.

Mrs. Russell Barrington, G.F. Watts: Reminiscences (New York, 1905), pp. 33, 36.

Marion H. Spielmann, G.F. Watts, R.A., O.M., as a Great Painter of Portraits: A Lecture (with Additions and Emendations) Delivered in the Memorial Hall, Manchester on June 7th, 1905 (London, 1905), p. 39.

William A. Knight, Six Lectures on Some Nineteenth Century Artists, English and French (Chicago, 1909), p. 142, pl. 32.

Art Institute of Chicago, Annual Report, 1925, p. 40 (ill.).

R.M.F., “The Charles L. Hutchinson Bequest,” Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago, 19, 9, (December 1925), p. 103.

Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection (Chicago, 1961), p. 480.

Veronica Franklin Gould, G.F. Watts: The Last Great Victorian (New Haven, 2004), p. 210.

Mark Bills and Barbara Bryant, G.F. Watts Victorian Visionary: Highlights from the Watts Gallery Collection, exh. cat. (Yale University Press/Watts Gallery, 2008), p. 158.




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