Francis Wilson (1876-1957)
|Artist Name||Francis Wilson (1876-1957)|
|Description||This superb Edwardian portrait oil painting is by noted Scottish artist Francis Wilson. Painted in 1907 it was exhibited at the Glasgow Institute that year entitled Afternoon Tea. The painting is a full length portrait of a seated lady in a long brown coat and hat. One had is in a fur muffler, the other holds a china cup of tea. Next to her is a bamboo octagonal table with slender legs. Upon it are a wonderful, completely un matching teapot, milk jug and sugar bowl painted in great detail with the light gleaming on them. On the wall behind is a painting of a Japanese woman in a Kimono. The compositional balance is very pleasing to the eye, making this an excellent example of Scottish Art and Wilson's work.
Signed lower left.
|Provenance||Exhibited at the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, 1907, No.42 entitled Afternoon Tea.|
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||18 x 28 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a gallery frame, 36 inches by 26 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Francis Wilson (1876-1957). Born and died in Glasgow. Painter of portraits and landscape in oil and watercolour. Trained at the Glasgow School of Art where he won a travelling scholarship enabling him to study further in Florence, Paris and Rome.
Exhibited: Royal Scottish Academy 14, Royal Society of Watercolour Painters 3, Aberdeen Artists' Society 2, Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts 75, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 1 and Paris Salon. Represented in Glasgow Art Gallery.