Reginald Grenville Eves (1876-1941)
|Artist Name||Reginald Grenville Eves (1876-1941)|
|Title||A Portrait of a Gentleman|
|Description||This superb stately male portrait oil painting is by noted British Slade School artist Reginald Grenville Eves. Painted circa 1939 the portrait is a fine example of Modern British inter war art and a great example of an early 20th century portraiture. The sitter is a white haired gentleman in a suit, sat in a wooden chair. There is superb brushwork and great detail in his facial features. A lovely portrait.
Signed top right.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||36 x 28 inches|
|Frame||Original gallery frame 44 inches by 36 inches. Excellent condition.|
|Biography||Reginald Grenville Eves (1876-1941) was a painter of portraits and topographical subjects in oil and watercolour. Born 24 May 1876 in London. Studied at the Slade School under Legros and Brown 1891–5; won a Scholarship. Painted at Holwick, Yorkshire, 1895–1900, then settled in London as a portrait painter; copied at the National Gallery; was encouraged by Sargent. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1901 and the Paris Salon, medals 1924 and 1926. A.R.A. 1933, R.A. 1939. Painted portraits of many celebrities. One-man exhibition at Knoedler's 1935. Official War Artist 1940–1. Died at Middleton-in-Teesdale, Durham, 13 June 1941. Memorial exhibition at the R.B.A. Galleries 1947.
Exhibited Beaux Arts Gallery 1, Grosvenor Gallery 5, Glasgow Institute 9, International Society 1, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 21, London Salon 2, Royal Society of Portrait painters 128, Royal Academy 101, Royal Society of British Artists 67, Redfern Gallery 2, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours 25, Royal Institute of Oil Painters 40, Royal Scottish Academy 7.