Amy Scott (1860-1950)
|Artist Name||Amy Scott (1860-1950)|
|Title||Portrait of a Victorian Rock Star|
|Description||Brian May and Robert Plant eat your heart out. Here is the original Victorian rock star with the Pre Raphaelite good looks to match. This large exhibited portrait oil painting is by noted female artist Amy Scott. Painted in 1886 the portrait is of a handsome young nobleman playing a piccolo or parlour guitar. The name is usually attributed to the fact that they became a popular form of guest entertainment in the 19th century, which in wealthier homes took place in a parlour room. He is seated and wearing possibly Spanish court dress of rich velvet and satin with an animal skin beside him. The coluring and textures are superbly lush and detailed. Who wouldnt want this Victorian rock star on their wall!
Signed and dated lower right.
|Provenance||Exhibited Brighton Art Gallery.|
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||40 x 50 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a richly sculpted original Victorian gilt frame, 62 inches by 52 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Amy Scott (1860-1950) exhibited 1881-1905. Scott was a British figure, landscape and still life painter who lived in London and Brighton. There were four generations of local artists and the family archive was left to Hove Museum in the will of Amy Scott. One of her oils is in the Brighton and Hove Museums and Art Galleries collection, as is her portrait by Harry Mileham.
Exhibited: Manchester City Art Gallery 2, Royal Academy 3, Royal Society of British Artists 4, Royal Institute of Painters of Watercolours 1, Royal Institute of Oil Painters 3, Society of Women Artists 11.