Henry Gibbs (Fl. 1880-1907)
|Artist Name||Henry Gibbs (Fl. 1880-1907)|
|Title||The Wisdom of Years Portrait|
|Description||This superb realist portrait oil painting is by British Victorian exhibited artist Henry Gibbs. It was painted circa 1900 and is a seated portrait painting of an elderly woman reading. We know that the sitter was a resident of Handcross village, near Crawley in Sussex where the artist also lived. The painting was later given to the Woodhouse family. There is considerable artistry in the details of the sitter's face and hands as she contemplates her reading. A magnificent painting by a much exhibited British Victorian artist.|
|Provenance||Lawrences Crewkerne, April 12th 1984, lot 316, with a typed note from Leanora Woodhouse, dated 9/1/84, stating that the picture was a gift to the Woodhouse family from the artist and that the lady depicted was a resident in the same village as the artist, Handcross, near Crawley in Sussex.|
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||24 x 30 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a complementary gilt Watts frame 40 inches by 34 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Henry Gibbs (exh. 1880-1907) was a Victorian landscape and portrait painter based in London then Sussex.
Exhibited: Glasgow Institute 7, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 3, Manchester Art Gallery 2, Royal Academy 25, Royal Society of Painters, Etchers and Engravers 2, Royal Institute of Oil Painters 2.