Production Date: 1865-1866
Exhibition History: Arudnel Club February 21, 1866; R.A., 1883 (no.297); Walker Art Gallery,
Grand Loan Exhibition, 1886 (no.843); Manchester,
Royal Jubilee Exhibition, 1887 (no.700); R.A., Winter 1906 (no.117); R.A., 1973
(no.319); Tate 1984 (no.133)
Patron: George Rae
Original Cost: £300
Model: Marie Ford
Note: Marie Ford (wrongly called Miss Mackenzie by WMR) sat for the Bride.
Model: Ellen Smith
Note: The bridesmaid in the left foreground is Ellen Smith.
Model: Little mulatto girl
Note: A mulatto girl, who appears in some of the sketches for this work, was eventually replaced
by the little negro boy during the painting of the picture.
Note: The model for the figure on the right was Keomi, a gypsy, and paramour of Fredric
The painting was retouched in 1873, a repainting operation that including the replacement
of the foremost figure, a brown mulatto girl, with a little negro boy.