Annie Gambart by William Powell Frith

A portrait of Annie Gambart (1835-1870), who was the third wife of Ernest Gambart, the great Victorian art dealer and publisher.


Oil on canvas
54 x 43 cm
Art Fund grant:
£21,000 ( Total: £65,000)
Acquired in:
Private vendor

She married him in 1851 at just sixteen, half the dealer's age. Gambart seems to have indulged her every whim at first with beautiful clothes and jewellery. However in 1867 the couple separated and Annie went on to die of liver disease at the early age of 35.


Commissioned by Ernest Gambart for his wedding; by descent in the Gambart family; Jeremy Maas, early 1960s; private collection, circa 1965.

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Mercer Art Gallery Swan Road, Harrogate North Yorkshire HG1 2SA 01423 556 188

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