George Frederic Watts RA (1817-1904)


Oil on board

18 ⅝ x 13 ⅞ inches (47.2 x 35.2 cm).

Collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London, accession no. NPG 5048.

According to Blunt, "Ellen [Terry], wearing the brown silk wedding-dress designed for her by Holman Hunt, trying to decide between the rival merits of a showy, scentless camilla and the humble but fragrant violets held close to her heart" (between pp, 108-9). — George P. Landow