Sydney Seymour Lucas (1878-1954)
|Artist Name||Sydney Seymour Lucas (1878-1954)|
|Title||Portrait of Sheila de Quincey|
|Description||This lovely portrait oil painting is by noted Suffolk artist Sydney Seymour Lucas. Painted circa 1957 the sitter is Sheila de Quincey, who stood as a prospective Liberal candidate in 1957. It is a half length portrait and she is wearing a vermillion dress and ivory shawl. There is some superb impasto and lovely brushwork making this an excellent example of his work.
Signed lower right.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||30 x 25 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a stunning ornate Bourlet frame, 38 inches by 33 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Sydney Charles Seymour Lucas (1878-1954) Lucas was educated, as a boarder with James George Easton, vicar of St Margaret's Church, Ilkeshall St Margaret, Suffolk in 1891, and at Westminster School 1892-1895 and the Royal Academy Schools. He married at St Pancras, London in 1905, Mary Douglas Clark .It was about this time that the family added Seymour into their surname. A portrait painter & illustrator, he exhibited at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters; the Royal Academy and the Royal Scottish Academy 1909-1940, from Bushey, Hertfordshire in 1909, London 1934 and Blythburgh, Suffolk 1936. The Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich holds some of his paintings including an oil 'Suffolk Puches-Mares and Foals' which was loaned to the centenary exhibition of Ipswich Art Club in 1974.|