Florence Jay (fl. 1905-1920)
|Artist Name||Florence Jay (fl. 1905-1920)|
|Title||Portrait of Three Terriers|
|Description||A visually stunning Edwardian portrait of three Terriers in a landscape, which was painted in 1911 by British listed female animal artist Florence Jay. The painting is in fine condition and is housed in a fine Bourlet frame. A real gem of a painting.
Signed bottom left.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||26 x 18 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a fine Bourlet frame. 34 inches by 26 inches. Gallery condition.|
|Condition||Good, clean unlined gallery condition.|
|Biography||Florence Jay (fl. 1905-1920) was a painter of portraits, genre and sporting subjects. She is perhaps most popularly known for her depictions of dogs. These dog portraits are often worked quite loosely and have a soft feel with more of an emphasis on capturing the dog's expression and the texture of their coat.
Little of her life is known although it is recorded that she lived in Peterborough and Liverpool. Jay was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy between 1905 and 1908 where she had five paintings displayed. Her work has also been shown at the Walker Art Gallery Liverpool, in 1915 and 1920.