A woman diagnosed as suffering from melancholia. Colour lithograph, 1892, after J. Williamson, 1890.
- Williamson, J., active 1890.
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A portrait of "Georgina W.", described by Bramwell, op. cit., p. 180. She was a domestic servant who had been admitted to the Royal Edinburgh Asylum, Morningside, in 1864, when she was aged twenty years. She was transferred in 1886 to the Craiglockhart Poorhouse, and the portrait was made when she was aged 46 years, i.e. in 1890
[Edinburgh] : [publisher not identified],  (Edin[burg]h : McLagan & Cumming Lith.)
1 print : lithograph, printed in colours ; image 24.3 x 21 cm
Wellcome Library no. 38620i
The artist named as J. Williamson was presumably the John Williamson recorded as a portrait- and figure-painter in J. Johnson and A. Greutzner, The dictionary of British artists 1880-1940, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1976. Between 1885 and 1895 he exhibited four works at the Royal Academy, one at the Royal Society of British Artists, and eleven at the Royal Scottish Academy. From 1885 he gave an Edinburgh address, and from 1891-92 an address at 5 West Hampstead Studios, Sherrif Rd., London NW