Rosetta Harris, née Lucas

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Rosetta was the second wife of George Frederick Harris. They were the grandparents of Rolf Harris. The work was originally a larger portrait but was cut down by Rolf’s father, losing the signature and the date. Rosetta was originally the nanny to George's children before the couple eloped. This work dates from shortly after the death of her second son, Carl Harris (Rolf's uncle), in the First World War. If you look closely, you can see a tear in Rosetta's eye.

Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Merthyr Tydfil


Rosetta Harris, née Lucas




oil on canvas


H 55.5 x W 40.5 cm

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gift from Rolf Harris, 1990

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