Gerald Edward Wellesley (1846-1915)
|Artist Name||Gerald Edward Wellesley (1846-1915)|
|Title||Portrait of Nora Palairet|
|Description||This beautiful and captivating portrait oil painting is by British artist Gerald Edward Wellesley. The portrait dates to the Victorian period, circa 1890 and depicts a bold British post Pre-Raphaelite portrait of Nora H Palairet in a fur trimmed blue coat set against a patterned background. She was the second wife to Charles Henry Palairet and step mother to Sir Michael Palairet (1882-1956) who was a British diplomat and minister. We have previously owned another portrait of Nora, both with unmistakable curly ginger hair and also set against a patterned backdrop. There is a wonderful soft focus to the painting with typical Pre-Raphaelite colouring.
Signed lower right.
|Provenance||The artist, thence by descent to previous owner.|
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||22 x 30 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a stunning period gilded reeded complementary frame, 38 inches by 30 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Gerald Edward Wellesley (1846-1915). British portrait painter who exhibited at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 1893. One of 10 siblings and married to Ada Hamilton Wellesley, nee Martin in 1880. They had one daughter, Georgiana. Wellesley died in 1915.|