Lot 17 Edmond Thomas Parris (1793-1873)
QUEEN BERTHA (OF KENT) WIFE OF ETHELBERT EDUCATING HER CHILDREN (EADBALD AND ETHELBURGA), 1857
British

Oil on panel; signed and dated 1857 to the post lower right, titled “Queen Bertha wife of Ethelbert Educating Her Children” and numbered “No. 2” to an old handwritten pen and ink card further inscribed with a passage from Rapins History of England: “To Bertha undeviating faith in Christ and Her education in Christianity. Eadbald and her daughter Ethelburga, are mainly to be attributed the rapid and effectual conversion of the Idolatrous Saxons to the sacred truths of Christianity” mounted to the verso

18.0" / 45.7cm (height) x 13.7" / 34.9cm (width)


Est. $3000/5000
Realised: $3600
Auction Date: 12/07/2017


Provenance: Family of the artist;
Mrs. Mason (nee Amy Claudet), the artist’s niece;
Presented this work to as inscribed: “Mary Scott in memory of her Aunt, Miss Mary Ann Parris, daughter of the artist” to an old handwritten pen and ink label, indistinctly dated 1904 verso;
Britnell Art Galleries, Richmond Hill & Toronto;
The Estate of Doreen Britnell, Richmond Hill, Ontario


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