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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Hetty Sorrel and Captain Donnithorne in Mrs Poyser's dairy

Overview

Creator: Edward Henry Corbould (1815-1905) (artist)
Creation Date: 
dated 1861
Materials: 
Watercolour and bodycolour with gum arabic or varnish
Dimensions: 
100.0 x 80.0 cm (frame)
RCIN 
451113
Reference(s): 
DM 1239
RL 21546
Acquirer: Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901), when Queen of the United Kingdom (1837-1901)
Provenance: 
Commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1860. Corbould was paid 250gns for this picture on 10 January 1863
Description:

This scene from George Eliot’s Adam Bede is a pair to Dinah Morris Preaching. It depicts the young heir to Donnithorne Chase admiring the flirtatious Hetty Sorrel who works in her aunt’s dairy. As a pair, the works contrast the behaviour of the virtuous and modest Dinah with the extrovertly self-aware Hetty.

Signed and dated: EDWARD H. CORBOULD 1861.

Text adapted from Victoria & Albert: Art & Love, London, 2010

Further details

Category: 
Hanging Drawings / Watercolours