Foxgloves (Voyage of the S.Y. Argo)

WAG 1993.17


Anne Holt was the daughter of Emma (1802 - 1871) and George Holt (1790 - 1861). Her brother George Holt (1825 - 1896) was an eminent Liverpool shipowner, collector and public benefactor. He formed the collection of British paintings at Sudley House, later bequeathed to Liverpool by his daughter Emma in 1945. Anne was an amateur artist. An album of watercolours by her were presented to the Walker Art Gallery in 1978 by a descendent (also named Anne Holt) in 1978. They offer an insight into Anne's life, the places she travelled to and the opportunities she had.