Ella Carmichael Watson (c.1871–1928)

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Seated towards the left at a desk, the sitter turns to face the onlooker with one hand on the back of her chair, the other resting on the desk and holding the scroll. She wears a long evening gown and necklace of green stones. There is a clock, candle and part of a picture visible in the background. The artist creates the impression of an intense and artistic personality.

University of Edinburgh

George Square


Ella Carmichael Watson (c.1871–1928)


oil on canvas


H 120 x W 95 cm

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presented by the nephew of the sitter, 1974

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University of Edinburgh

George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland

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