Richard Hollingdale (fl. 1850-1899)
|Artist Name||Richard Hollingdale (fl. 1850-1899)|
|Title||Portrait of a Family in a Cottage Interior|
|Description||Richard Hollingdale, British Victorian genre artist painted this lovely family in a cottage interior. Painted in 1855, the colourful composition is six figures of all ages around a table with a little girl dancing to the violin. The table in front of the hearth is laden with tea. There is superb detail in the figures and ornaments around the room. A happy colourful 19th century genre scene of family life and an excellent example of Hollingdale's work.
Signed and dated 1855.
|Provenance||West Midlands estate.|
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||36 x 32 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a gilt frame, 44 inches by 40 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Richard Hollingdale (fl. 1850-1899). Hollingdale was a British genre and portrait painter working in Stroud, Kent. He exhibited 26 paintings from 1850-1899 at the Royal Academy London and from 1854-1899 at the British Institute and Suffolk Street.