Edward Henry Corbould (1815-1905)
Hetty Sorrel and Captain Donnithorne in Mrs Poyser's dairy dated 1861
Watercolour and bodycolour with gum arabic or varnish | 100.0 x 80.0 cm (frame) (frame, external) | RCIN 451113
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
ProvenanceCommissioned by Queen Victoria in 1860. Corbould was paid 250gns for this picture on 10 January 1863
Edward Henry Corbould (1815-1905) (artist)
- Physical properties
Hetty Sorrel and Squire Donnithorne in Mrs Poyser's dairy