Laslett John Pott (1837-1898)

Artist Name Laslett John Pott (1837-1898)
Title The Letter
Description This charming Victorian female portrait oil painting is by noted British artist Laslett John Pott. Painted circa 1865 it is a lovely portrait of a woman in a walled garden, holding a letter. She isnt actually reading the letter but gazing ahead as if contemplating its contents. Perhaps she is reflecting on Old Memories and this may well have been an exhibited work at the RA in 1865 under this title. There is lovely detail in her clothes and little basket of flowers on her arm. A thoroughly charming painting.

Signed lower right.
Provenance London estate. Possibly exhibited at the RA in 1865 no. 269 entitled Old Memories.
Medium Oil on Canvas
Size 16 x 24 inches
Frame Housed in a fine frame, 32 inches by 24 inches and in good condition.
Condition Good condition.
Biography Laslett John Pott (1837-1898). Historical genre painter born in Newark, Nottinghamshire. Studied under Alexander Johnston. R.B.A 1890.
Exhibited Baillie Gallery 1, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool  2, Royal Academy 19, Royal Society of British Artists 2.
Price £4800
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