MATER TRIUMPHALIS.

Image: unattributed source. Described in the New Gallery catalogue, 1892: "Nude figure in upright posture, with arms thrown over head. Yellowish flesh tints forced by ultramarine background." The first recorded owner was Sir Edmund Davis, Australian-born British mining financier, who made his fortune in South Africa. Married Mary Zillah Halford in 1888, knighted in 1927. …

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