Mrs Constance Sladen

Portrait of Mrs Constance Sladen, after the artist RA Henry Tanworth Wells, c.1900. Constance Sladen was the wife of (Walter) Percy Sladen the Victorian biologist and collector, whose collection is housed at RAMM. Constance was a talented artist who exhibited works in London galleries. She also became an authority figure for the archaeology of Yorkshire.

Constance Sladen is depicted in a seated, three quarter length portrait, directly facing the viewer; she wears a blue evening gown with a pink pattern and trim with white lace, also a string of pearls and white elbow length gloves. She is holding a closed fan. Her white hair is off her face - possibly tied at the back of her head. The chair is partially seen left and right and the background is a melee of mottled colours.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Fine Art
Collection Class
oil on canvas
Common Name
Mrs Constance Sladen
Simple Name
Inscription Transcription
Betchfords, Burrow & Co Exeter; Telephone no 4497 Western JJ Patrickson, Practical Picture Frame Maker, Carver and Gilder Frames of every description made to order, 108 Church Street, Chelsea, London
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901); Edwardian (1901-1914)
Production Town
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Person Initials
Henry Tanworth, after
Production Person Surname
Production Year Low
Production Year High
; 1901

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Mrs Constance Sladen