Charlotte Cory: 'Telling Tales, the lives and loves of the Visitorians',

December 2020

The Woolff Gallery is delighted to welcome the return of Charlotte Cory's Visitorians, and this time we are treated to a little background story about these curious folk. Read on for an introduction from Charlotte Cory:

 

“People often ask me to divulge the stories of my Visitorian characters. For a long time I resisted, encouraging viewers of the pictures to divine the hidden biographies of my subjects for themselves. I thought they should be allowed to tell their own stories although occasionally I have been known to supply hints, chiefly in the titles I attached to the pictures. Or occasionally, when I have been cornered at an exhibition and asked searching questions I have found myself revealing the secrets and scandals of their lives. Secrets and scandals that on reflection might better have remained hidden.

 

It often felt uncomfortable, finding myself the reluctant purveyor of unsubstantiated tittle-tattle, conjecture and disrespectful gossip. About my own beloved creations! You can be sure this was not at all what I ever set out to do...   

 

I am, and always have been, extremely deferential towards my Visitorians.  But now, in TELLING TAILS, I have decided to throw all caution to the wind and reveal to the world some of these hidden biographies.  

 

With Mr Wilkins’s Triumph, Miss Pinkney’s Revenge & Other Stories, you will learn of thwarted ambition, blackmail, astonishing romantic adventures and commercial successes, along with other extraordinary achievements and unforgettable accounts of remarkable stubbornness, thievery and a fair amount of derring-do. Oh, and also a few harps and harpists.

 

In other words, here for the first time you too may witness the true lives and loves of the Visitorians.” Charlotte Cory, December 2020

All signed artworks are are priced at £485 each, they are all framed in identical narrow black frames so look great as a set. There is also a book which accompanies the exhibition and tells the tales of these fabulous Visitorians.  

Charlotte Cory at Woolff Gallery 2020

Charlotte Cory at Woolff Gallery 2020

Charlotte Cory exhibition artworks - please click image to enlarge:

Charlotte Cory, 'Hattie, Hettie and Nettie' (framed)

Framed Size: W20cm x H24cm 

Photomelange in bespoke mount

£485

(Framed artwork and image detail shown in slideshow)

'Hattie, Hettie and Nettie', text by Charlotte Cory 

Charlotte Cory, 'Mr Marmaduke Wilkins', 

Framed Size: W20cm x H24cm 

Photomelange in bespoke mount

£485

(Framed artwork and image detail shown in slideshow)

'Mr Marmaduke Wilkins', text by Charlotte Cory 

Charlotte Cory, 'Miss Cynthia', 

Framed Size: W20cm x H24cm 

Photomelange in bespoke mount

£485

(Framed artwork and image detail in slideshow)

'Miss Cynthia', Text by Charlotte Cory 

Charlotte Cory, 'Mrs Winifred Winterbottom'', 

Framed Size: W20cm x H24cm 

Photomelange in bespoke mount

£485

(Framed artwork and image detail shown in slideshow)

'Mrs Winifred Winterbottom', Text by Charlotte Cory 

Charlotte Cory, 'Mr Alvar Thomas', 

Framed Size: W20cm x H24cm 

Photomelange in bespoke mount

£485

(Framed artwork and image detail shown in slideshow)

'Mr Alvar Thomas', Text by Charlotte Cory 

Charlotte Cory, 'Miss Harriet Pinkney', 

Framed Size: W20cm x H24cm 

Photomelange in bespoke mount

£485

(Framed artwork and image detail shown in slideshow)

'Mr Alvar Thomas', Text by Charlotte Cory 

Charlotte Cory, 'Mr Samuel Carter', 

Framed Size: W20cm x H24cm 

Photomelange in bespoke mount

£485

(Framed artwork and image detail shown in slideshow)

'Mr Alvar Thomas', Text by Charlotte Cory 

Charlotte Cory, 'Harry Perkins', 

Framed Size: W20cm x H24cm 

Photomelange in bespoke mount

£485

(Framed artwork and image detail shown in slideshow)

Harry Perkins', Text by Charlotte Cory 

Charlotte Cory, 'Miss Brenda Lovelace', 

Framed Size: W20cm x H24cm 

Photomelange in bespoke mount

£485

(Framed artwork and image detail shown in slideshow)

Miss Brenda Lovelace', Text by Charlotte Cory 

Charlotte Cory, 'Reginald Breckenridge', 

Framed Size: W20cm x H24cm 

Photomelange in bespoke mount

£485

(Framed artwork and image detail shown in slideshow)

Reginald Breckenridge', Text by Charlotte Cory 

Charlotte Cory, 'Miss Sylvia, The Belle of Balham'

Framed Size: H20cm x W24cm 

Photomelange in bespoke mount

£485

(Framed artwork and image detail shown in slideshow)

Reginald Breckenrdge', Text by Charlotte Cory 

Charlotte Cory, 'Sir Cecil', 

Framed Size: W20cm x H24cm 

Photomelange in bespoke mount

£485

(Framed artwork and image detail shown in slideshow)

Sir Cecil', Text by Charlotte Cory 

Charlotte Cory, 'Mr Finch, 

Framed Size: W20cm x H24cm 

Photomelange in bespoke mount

£485

(Framed artwork and image detail shown in slideshow)

' Mr Ignatius Septimus Finch', Text by Charlotte Cory 

Charlotte Cory, 'Tambourine Girl',, 

Framed Size: W20cm x H24cm 

Photomelange in bespoke mount

£485

(Framed artwork and image detail shown in slideshow)

' Tambourine Girl', Text by Charlotte Cory 

Charlotte Cory, 'Mrs Zandra Fabre', 

Framed Size: W20cm x H24cm 

Photomelange in bespoke mount

£485

(Framed artwork and image detail shown in slideshow)

'Mrs Zandra Fabre'', Text by Charlotte Cory 

Charlotte Cory, ''Barnaby Tobin', 

Framed Size: W20cm x H24cm 

Photomelange in bespoke mount

£485

(Framed artwork and image detail shown in slideshow)

'Barnaby Tobin'', Text by Charlotte Cory 

Charlotte Cory, 'Lionel de Bassenthwaite Bassenthwaite', 

Framed Size: W20cm x H24cm 

Photomelange in bespoke mount

£485

(Framed artwork and image detail shown in slideshow)

'Lionel de Bassenthwaite Bassenthwaite'', Text by Charlotte Cory 

Charlotte Cory, 'Pearl Necklace', 

Framed Size: H20cm x W24cm 

Photomelange in bespoke mount

£485

(Framed artwork and image detail shown in slideshow)

'Pearl Necklace', Text by Charlotte Cory 

Charlotte Cory, ''Richard Grove Esq', 

Framed Size: W20cm x H24cm 

Photomelange in bespoke mount

£485

(Framed artwork and image detail shown in slideshow)

'Richard Grove'', Text by Charlotte Cory 

Charlotte Cory, 'Madamoiselle Gwendoline', 

Framed Size: W20cm x H24cm 

Photomelange in bespoke mount

£485

(Framed artwork and image detail shown in slideshow)

'Madamoiselle Gwendoline', Text by Charlotte Cory 

Charlotte Cory, 'Henry Hargreaves', 

Framed Size: W20cm x H24cm 

Photomelange in bespoke mount

£485

(Framed artwork and image detail shown in slideshow)

'Henry Hargreaves', Text by Charlotte Cory 

Charlotte Cory, 'Ladders', 

Framed Size: W20cm x H24cm 

Photomelange in bespoke mount

£485

(Framed artwork and image detail shown in slideshow)

'Ladders', Text by Charlotte Cory 

Charlotte Cory, 'Miss Bettina', 

Framed Size: W20cm x H24cm 

Photomelange in bespoke mount

£485

(Framed artwork and image detail shown in slideshow)

'Miss Bettina', Text by Charlotte Cory 

Charlotte Cory, 'Benjamin Bristow', 

Framed Size: W20cm x H24cm 

Photomelange in bespoke mount

£485

(Framed artwork and image detail shown in slideshow)

'Benjamin Bristow', Text by Charlotte Cory 

Charlotte Cory, 'Mrs Addeline Pettigrew', 

Framed Size: W20cm x H24cm 

Photomelange in bespoke mount

£485

(Framed artwork and image detail shown in slideshow)

'Mrs Addeline Pettigrew', Text by Charlotte Cory 

Charlotte Cory, 'Dr Hyram Bartholomew', 

Framed Size: W20cm x H24cm 

Photomelange in bespoke mount

£485

(Framed artwork and image detail shown in slideshow)

'Dr Hyram Bartholomew', Text by Charlotte Cory 

Charlotte Cory, 'Young Master Billy', 

Framed Size: W20cm x H24cm 

Photomelange in bespoke mount

£485

(Framed artwork and image detail shown in slideshow)

'Young Master Billy', Text by Charlotte Cory 

Charlotte Cory, 'Lady Ottoline', 

Framed Size: W24cm x H20cm 

Photomelange in bespoke mount

£485

(Framed artwork and image detail shown in slideshow)

'Young Master Billy', Text by Charlotte Cory 

Charlotte Cory, 'Little Miriam', 

Framed Size: W20cm x H24cm 

Photomelange in bespoke mount

£485

(Framed artwork and image detail shown in slideshow)

'Little Miriam', Text by Charlotte Cory 

Charlotte Cory, 'George Dodds: Wallpaper hanger', 

Framed Size: W20cm x H24cm 

Photomelange in bespoke mount

£485

(Framed artwork and image detail shown in slideshow)

'Wallpaper hanger George Dodds', Text by Charlotte Cory 

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Charlotte Cory, Mr Samuel Carter, unframed image

Photomelange, H24 x W20cm / 9 1/2 x 8ins framed size