Georgina Martha de L'Aubiniere (1848-1930)

Georgina Martha de L’Aubiniere (1848-1930) - born Balsall Heath, West Midlands, England, 1848, died Bodmin, Cornwall, England,1930. The daughter of English watercolourist John Steeple, Georgina Martha de L'Aubinière studied art in England for several years and was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy. She moved to Paris where she met fellow artist Constant de L'Aubinière, whom she married in 1874. While in France, she studied with Corot and Gérome and exhibited at the Cercle des Arts Libéraux in 1882. After touring France and England, the artist couple travelled to North America in 1882. They lectured, painted and exhibited from coast to coast until 1885-86. In Colorado L'Aubinière depicted mountain scenery before going with her husband to paint in California and British Columbia. She lived in Montreal for several years and painted Montmorency in 1888. Queen Victoria was an admirer of her work, purchasing two paintings in 1880 and receiving a series of the artist's British Columbian landscapes from the Provincial Legislature in 1887. Her work can be found in the Dominion Gallery, Montreal.

Private study (under Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, France)
Private study (under Jean-Léon Gérome, France)
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