The Seamstress

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Sylvia Gosse, daughter of the writer Sir Edmund Gosse, studied at the Royal Academy and at Sickert's school. In 1910–1914 she was its co-principal and in 1914 helped to found the London Group. Gosse favoured town scenes and interiors with female figures, painted in a tonal palette with broken brushwork. The sitter in this portrait is Christine Angus (1877–1920). An expert embroiderer and also a former student of Sickert, she became his second wife in 1911. Margaret Davies purchased this work in 1948.

The Seamstress




oil on canvas


H 51.1 x W 40.7 cm

Accession number

NMW A 213

Acquisition method

bequeathed by Margaret Davies, 1963

Work type


Inscription description

Sylivia Gosse - 61881 The Seamstress P655 On stretcher: (in blue pencil) The Seamstress & the museum no. - GJNMW 987 Not signed or dated.


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