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The Hendersons and Buscot Park
I've added a brief biography for one of Waterhouse's patrons, [url=http://www.johnwilliamwaterhouse.com/patrons-collectors/henderson-alexander.html][b]Alexander Henderson, 1st Lord Faringdon[/b][/url] The 1st Lord Faringdon lived at [url=http://www.buscot-park.com/][b]Buscot Park[/b][/url], very close to [url=http://www.kelmscottmanor.co.uk/]Kelmscott Manor[/url] where William Morris owned a home, and he owned a large collection of 19th century art. Unfortunately most of it was sold off in the 1930s, but Burne-Jones' [url=http://www.artmagick.com/galleries/ebj/briarrose.aspx][b]Briar Rose [/b][/url] series remains on view there, along with a Pre-Raphaelite room (works by GF Watts, Lord Leighton, Millais, Rossetti), and also two of [b]Waterhouse's portraits[/b] of the Henderson family: [i]Portrait of Lady Violet Henderson [/i]and [i]Portrait of Mrs Margaret Schreiber[/i]. Other artists who painted the Hendersons include Walter Sickert and Sir William Orpen. If you're going to Buscot Park, you need to time a visit there carefully because Waterhouse's portraits are on the top floor which is closed off to the public during the week, and are accessible on [u]weekends [/u]only. The house is still lived in, it's the family home of the 3rd Lord Faringdon. Another Waterhouse picture I came across a while ago is of [b]Aline Henderson [/b]- it's listed as 'Portrait Head of Aline Henderson', and is in a beautiful ornately gilded frame: [img size=311]http://www.johnwilliamwaterhouse.com/images/aline-henderson.jpg[/img] Looks like she requested to be drawn as a 'Waterhouse Girl'!
Would love to see a photograph of Aline Henderson.
I meant to mention that I had sent an email to see if a photograph was available and someone from the Estate Office at Buscot Park wrote back to say no. (But, I will keep looking.)
'Looks like she requested to be drawn as a 'Waterhouse Girl'!' Requested or not -- She is!
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