William George Robb (1872-1940)
|Artist Name||William George Robb (1872-1940)|
|Title||Portrait of Louisa Ann Inglis (1857-1935)|
|Description||This lovely British Edwardian Impressionist portrait oil painting is by noted artist William George Robb. Painted circa 1901 the sitter is Louisa Ann Inglis, wife of Sir Charles Inglis (1851-1911), General Manager and Consulting Engineer of the Great Western Railway. It is a seated portrait of Louisa in a chiffon dress and wide brimmed hat. She is holding a locket and gazing to her left. The impressionistic brushwork and colouring are lovely. An excellent example of Robb's work and of Edwardian portraiture.
Signed lower right.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||30 x 40 inches|
|Frame||Housed in the original panelled frame, 48 inches by 38 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||William George Robb (1872-1940). Robb was born in Ilfracombe, Devon. He studied at Aberdeen School of Art and then under Bouguereau and Aman Jean in Paris. He specialised in figures and landscape subjects and particularly favoured depicting figures in ballroom attire masquerading and playing instruments. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, other leading London galleries, and at the Paris Salon. A one man show of his work was held at The Fine Art Society in 1920. He lived in London and died on the 5th August 1940. A studio sale of the work which remained in the attic of his home for many years after his death was held at Bonhams on Lots Road in 2001.
Exhibited: Baillie Gallery 80, Chenil Galleries 1, Fine Art Society 171, Walker Gallery Liverpool 1, Manchester City Art Gallery 1, Royal Academy 10.