Robert Payton Reid (1859-1945)
|Artist Name||Robert Payton Reid (1859-1945)|
|Title||Portrait of a Lady with Sweet Peas|
|Description||Scottish artist Robert Payton Reid painted this superb Edwardian portrait oil painting in 1910. It was exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy the same year entitled Fragrant Blossoms. The composition is a full length portrait of a lady in a white dress and floral hat. She is surrounded by sweet peas and holds a bouquet of them to her nose to enjoy their heavenly scent. With the other hand she holds out more sweet peas as if inviting the artist and viewer to also enjoy their intoxicating aroma. A really beautiful image and an excellent example of Reid's work.
Signed lower left.
|Provenance||Exhibited Royal Scottish Academy in 1910 no. 436 entitled Fragrant Blossoms.|
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||20 x 30 inches|
|Frame||Housed in an ornate gilt frame, 43 inches by 33 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.