James Scott (1809-1889)
|Artist Name||James Scott (1809-1889)|
|Title||Portrait of a Young Lady in a Green Dress|
|Description||This beautiful Victorian British half length oil portrait painting is attributed to James Scott. It is dated March 1850 verso and clearly by an masterly hand. The painting is of a lovely young woman wearing a rich green silk dress. She is seated in an ornate carved oak chair and appears to be musing over something she has just read in a little book on her lap, perhaps a poem, and is smiling. The artist has perfectly detailed the sheen of her hair, silk dress and furniture and the detail in her face is just beautiful.
Signed verso James Scott and dated March 1850.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||28 x 35 inches|
|Frame||Housed in an ornate gilt frame, 45 inches by 38 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||James Scott (1809-1889) was a British artist associated with 132 portraits. One of the finest engravers of the mid and late nineteenth century, James Scott was equally talented in the fields of portraiture, historical, sporting and genre subjects. He was highly regarded both for his mezzotints and for his mixed method engravings. Scott had a long and distinguished career, first coming to prominence with his portrait of the Duke of Wellington published in 1837. During the next fifty years, he engraved large designs after the works of such contemporary painters as Daniel Maclise, Landseer, J. G. Brown and George Henry Boughton.|