Bertram Priestman (1868-1951)
|Artist Name||Bertram Priestman (1868-1951)|
|Title||Portrait of Mrs Lindsay Scott|
|Description||This sumptuous Royal Academy exhibited portrait oil painting is by British artist, Bertram Priestman. Painted in 1938 and exhibited that year at The Royal Academy the sitter is Mrs Lindsay Scott. The Art Deco 1930's influence is apparent in the lovely interior of the room's furnishings and her pose. This fabulous painting is a seated portrait of a beautiful woman in a blue, velvety dress the colour of her eyes. The composition is perfectly balanced therefore easy on the eye. She has an unopened book on her lap and looks deep in thought. A real gem.
Signed and dated '38 lower left.
|Provenance||Exhibited at the Royal Academy, 1938, No. 320 Mrs Lindsay Scott.|
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||32 x 36 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a beautiful complementary exhibition gallery frame 46 inches by 42 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Bertram Priestman (1868-1951) was born into a wealthy Bradford manufacturing family. In his youth, he was much influenced by his older half brother Arnold Priestman, who had been a pupil of Henry La Thangue. After a tour of Italy in 1886, Priestman attended Bradford Technical College followed, in 1888, by the Slade School of Art in London. He began exhibiting at the Royal Academy in 1889 and at the New English Art Club from 1894. In his paintings of landscapes and coastal scenes Priestman combined the English landscape tradition with techniques influenced by the French Impressionists such as a vigorous handling of paint and use of a bright luminous palette.|