Flora MacDonald Reid (1860-1938)
|Artist Name||Flora MacDonald Reid (1860-1938)|
|Description||A superb oil on canvas by noted Scottish listed female artist Flora MacDonald Reid. It depicts a busy market scene in Belgium. The elderly couple sit on a bench as the day goes by. It dates to circa 1920. Very well painted and housed in a fine frame in excellent gallery condition.
Signed and dated left.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||24 x 18 inches|
|Frame||Fine gilt gallery frame 32 inches by 26 inches approx.|
|Biography||Flora MacDonald Reid (1860-1938). Scottish female artist, sister and pupil of John Robertson Reid. She began exhibiting in Edinburgh at age 16, and exhibited three paintings at the Whitechapel Exhibition of 1902 for artists associated with West Cornwall. Her titles included Charity (for the Sick and Needy) and The Widow.
That year, both she and J R Reid lived at Park Hill Rd, Haverstock Hill, London, where they both were actively exhibiting at many shows. She spent many years in France, Norway and Belgium, and lived for 10 years in Looe, Cornwall. Between 1881 and 1932 she exhibited more than 80 pictures at the Royal Academy. Her works typically depict the daily life of working people, often with a religious touch.