Gwenny Griffiths (1867-1954)
|Artist Name||Gwenny Griffiths (1867-1954)|
|Title||Portrait of a Breton Woman|
|Description||Painted by Welsh artist Gwenny Griffiths this is a fine oil on canvas which dates to circa 1898. She was famous in her day and this portrait depicts a beautiful French Breton woman in working peasant dress. A rustic rural portrait from late 19th century France. A super painting in good condition in its original George Roberts of Swansea late 19th century gilded frame.
Monogrammed upper right.
|Provenance||George Roberts - Swansea|
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||24 x 20 inches|
|Frame||Original gilt gallery frame 34 inches by 30 inches|
|Biography||Gwenny Griffiths (1867-1954). Griffiths was a British, 19th – 20th century, female artist born in Swansea. She was a painter of portraits and flowers. Griffiths was a pupil of Alphonse Legros in London and a student at the Académie Julian in Paris. She began to exhibit in 1892 in London, at Suffolk Street, and then regularly at the Royal Academy. She also featured at the Salon de Paris in 1914, and sometimes exhibited at the Salon Nemzeti in Budapest.