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Catalog Number PA.049
Title Nature - Children of C. B. Calmady
Artist King, Charles Bird, 1785-1862
Date n.d.
Description Emily (1818-1906) and Laura Anne Calmady (1820-1894) were the daughters of Charles Briggs Calmady of Langdon Hall, Devonshire, England. This was done after a wildly popular painting by Sir Thomas Lawrence of the same subject, which was bequeathed to the Metropolitan Museum in 1925.

Portrait, after Sir Thomas Lawrence. One young girl (Emily), waist-length view, head facing left with body in three-quarter turn, holding young child in right arm. Young child (Laura), facing forward full length view in seated position has left arm raised above head of girl and right arm bent, elbow level with face, with hand behind her head. Young girls has long, curly brown hair and brown eyes and wears a white off-the-shoulders dress and red sash; child has short, curly, light brown hair, brown eyes and wears a white dress and white socks with black bows. Interior view with tan cloth draped at center bottom of painting and three sides of oval visible between frame and figures. Exterior view visible behind figures shows green trees and pink sky shading to dark brown at top. Red back of chair [?] visible at lower left behind leg of child.
Object Name Painting
Medium Oil Paint
Material Canvas
Dimensions H-83.8 W-76.2 cm
Credit line Bequest of the Artist
Provenance 1862, August 2 - Bequest of Charles Bird King
Collection Painting
People King, Charles Bird, 1785-1862
Calmady, Emily, 1818-1906
Calmady, Laura Anne, 1820-1894
Notes Emily Calmady (1818-1906) and Laura Anne Calmady (1820-1894) were the daughters of Charles Biggs Calmady of Langdon Hall, Devonshire, England. They died unmarried.

Formerly #121. This work appears as #66 on King Bequest list. The painting by Sir Thomas Lawrence was bequeathed to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1925.

1977-78 (4 Nov-22 Jan) National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C., "The Paintings of Charles Bird King"
Related Publications 1977-78 The Paintings of Charles Bird King by Cosentino (126)