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Golden Locks


Date:1872  
Medium:oil?  
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Subject:figure, female?  
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History

Exhibited:RA 1872 (cat. no. 377)  
Further Exhibitions:RA 1872  
Sale Provenance:Bought by Harry Quilter- before Salon: check Quilter sale check Xties 5-6+ April 1906. Sold to Tom Taylor for £21 [1872]  
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Note:'A three-quarter face, brilliant in complexion, and framed by waves of the most lustrious hair, pale gold in the light, and chestnut in the shade' (Times, RA rev, 5 Jun 1872, p.6)  

 

Bibliography

Reviews:RA review, Times, 5 Jun 1872, p. 6, Jopling PC bk1, Daily Telegraph?, 1872  
Jopling 1925 Quote:  
Other Quotations:'Near, raised a trifle higher, is a picture, no doubt a portrait, of a fair woman with "Golden Locks," painted by Miss L. Romer," who has even a better portrait in the first gallery of a lady, also with golden locks, a most expressive profile, "Maria, daughter of Charles Romer, Esq." It is obvious that both this lady's contributions now referred to were labours of love. The crisp, fresh colours are laid on with a light, youthful hand; the task was clearly new, the delight real, and the spectator feels the influence of the passionate earnestness displayed by the artist in her work of affection.' (PC bk1, Daily telegraph?, 1872) 'two female heads, by Mrs. Louise Romer, one (88) auburn haired, with clear cut features, in profile; and the other (377) "Golden Locks," a three-quarter face, brilliant in complexion, and framed by waves of the most lustrous hair, pale gold in the light, and chestnut in the shade; and "Vashti" (918) in which the effort after strength of colour and effect has led the artist astray into blackness' (PC bk1-2362.jpg, 1872)  
Other Published Sources:Jopling 1925 list  
Unpublished Sources:Grattan NB PLJ