Watercolour of Georgina Hogarth by a waterfall at St Nighton's Kieve by unidentified artist, after Daniel Maclise

Collection
Object
Object number (per part)
DH91, 1937.12
Object name (per part)
watercolour
Title
Girl at the Waterfall
Waterfall at St Nighton's Kieve, near Tintagel
Production person
unidentified artist
Maclise, Daniel
Label
This painting is a copy of Daniel Maclise’s 'Waterfall at St Nighton's Kieve, near Tintagel' (1842) depicting Charles Dickens’s sister-in-law, Georgina Hogarth. Maclise sketched the spot which forms the background to this painting, and from which it takes its title, when he was holidaying with Charles Dickens and John Forster in Cornwall in the autumn of 1842. The artist afterwards began a painting using Dickens' sister-in-law, Georgina Hogarth as a model. Dickens bought the painting through an intermediary, believing perhaps that if he declared his desire to own it, Maclise would either give it to him or suggest a ridiculously low price. The revelation of this subterfuge was much to Maclise's chagrin.