Robert Payton Reid (1859-1945)
|Artist Name||Robert Payton Reid (1859-1945)|
|Title||Portrait of a Lady Amongst Roses|
|Description||Scottish artist Robert Payton Reid painted this gorgeous Edwardian portrait oil painting in 1908. It was exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy the same year. The composition is a full length portrait of a lady in a white dress and sun hat, surrounded by sweet briar roses, which she is picking. Reid has perfectly captured the sunlight illuminating the delicate roses and her dress. This is a delightful romantic painting and an excellent example of Reid's work.
Signed lower left and dated 1908.
|Provenance||Exhibited Royal Scottish Academy in 1908 no. 341 entitled Sweet Briar.|
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||20 x 30 inches|
|Frame||Housed in an ornate gilt frame, 41 inches by 31 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Robert Payton Reid RSA (1859-1945) was a painter and illustrator. He studied at the Royal Scottish Academy schools and in Munich and Paris.
He was born in Edinburgh and lived at North Queensferry, Fifeshire and later in Edinburgh. He rented a studio in London and became friendly with J W Waterhouse and on returning to Edinburgh became a founder member of the Scottish Society of Artists.
A quiet, sensitive, shy man, Reid became friendly with William Miller Frazer and Robert Noble. He returned regularly to the Continent, wintering in Monte Carlo and Tangiers. He first exhibited at the RSA in 1880 and continued to do so with few interruptions until his death in 1945.