John Watson stereoview

John Watson stereoview
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  • ican't find much about this John Watson except that he was a [miniature] painter. i think it's likely that V&A [again] miscredited the nude and that it is by Goodman as well. maybe Goodman wanted to present the picture to his neighbour and put his name on the back?

  • Interesting you should suggest that as Goodman and Watson shared premises at 2 Westbourne Grove, Bayswater, in 1854 and I have other stereos featuring the same model in front of a background that also appears in some Goodman stereos, so there is definitely a connection. 

  • i think the stereo of the lady in the mirror is by C. E Goodman. the "pretty reflection" is more often attributed to Reynolds, the TOBY-blindstamp can be found on other views by known photographers so that's a bit conspicuous. some think TOBY is a french couple and further "they"  are a mystery...

  • There are 65 GWWs in the Holmes collection at MFA,Boston, out of 1434 stereoviews.

    I spent 6 1/2 hrs in the galleries, viewing "Matisse in the Studio" and Botticelli among other delights... 

  • I have a variant on the Pretty Reflections view attributed to TOBY.2768209023?profile=RESIZE_1024x1024

  • This is the only genre stereoview in the Dr OW Holmes collection in MFA,Boston: "Pretty Reflections!"

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  • Jonathan -- I'm so old, when I think of mail, I think of the "postman/person." My email is Many thanks again, Edward

  • I would prefer to email the list to you, if I may, Edward. So could I have your email address?

  • Johnathan --Yes please and many thanks -- apt. 307- 1225 Sussex Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3H 2A2.


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