The Beautiful Grisette, (after) G. S. Newton, unknown
This, oil on canvas, painting depicts a scene from ‘A Sentimental Journey’ where Parson Yorick is visiting Paris and enters a glove shop to ask for directions. Distracted by the beauty of the shop assistant he stays longer than he originally intended and the encounter with the glove-seller becomes increasingly intimate. There is very little written about the artist but it is believed he was friends with Frith.
Kenneth Monkman purchased the painting in 1961.
(after) G.S. Newton