The Butterfly, 1866

George Elgar Hicks (1824 - 1914)
Oil on canvas
21¼ x 17¼ inches
Signed and dated lower right: G. E. Hicks. 1866.


The artist

[With] Messrs. Lloyd, London, United Kingdom, acquired from above, 1866

Sale, Sotheby’s, London, United Kingdom, November 6, 1996, lot 14

Ann and Gordon Getty, acquired from above

Sale, Christie’s, New York, New York, October 19, 2023, lot 189, from above


Rosamond Allwood, George Elgar Hicks: Painter of Victorian Life (London: Geffrye Museum, 1983), 56.

Related Work

The Flower Girl, 1874, oil on canvas, 23⅝ x 21⅝ inches; Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, England

Note: Ann Getty was an American philanthropist, publisher, and patron of the arts. Her husband, Gordon Getty, is an American composer and philanthropist, son of Paul Getty who established the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California.

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