Annie Rose Laing (1869-1946)

Artist Name Annie Rose Laing (1869-1946)
Title Portrait of a Girl in a Red Coat
Description This lovely Scottish Victorian portrait oil painting is by noted Scottish female artist Annie Rose Laing. Laing grew up and studied art in Glasgow around the time of the Glasgow Girls such as Bessie MacNichol and Annie French. Painted circa 1900, the composition is a three quarter length portrait of a young girl in a red coat and hat, holding her doll under one arm. The heavy impasto, bold brushwork and colouring are typical of the Scottish School. An excellent example of Scottish Victorian turn of the century art and a charming portrayal of childhood.
Signed upper right. 
Provenance Scottish estate. 
Medium Oil on Canvas
Size 22 x 26 inches
Frame Housed in a gallery frame, 33 inches by 29 inches and in good condition.
Condition Good condition.
Biography Annie Rose Laing née Annie Rose Low (1869-1946) was a Scottish artist, known for her paintings of landscapes, children and interiors, mainly in oils but also some watercolours. Laing was born in Glasgow and studied at the Glasgow School of Art from 1888 to 1894, when she won a Haldane Travelling Scholarship which allowed her to study in Paris under Jean-Paul Laurens. Laing subsequently lived at Frascati in Italy and in London for a time but most of her life was spent in Glasgow. She joined the Glasgow Society of Lady Artists in 1908, the same year in which she married the artist James Garden Laing. Laing mostly exhibited her work in Scotland, being a regular exhibitor with the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts and, less frequently, with both the Royal Scottish Academy and the Aberdeen Artists Society. Laing also took part in exhibitions in both Munich and Rome during 1911 and at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and had at least three works shown at the Royal Academy in London. She died at Uckfield in Sussex. The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow holds examples of her paintings.

Exhibited: Royal Scottish Academy 10, Royal Academy 3, Glasgow Institute 63, Aberdeen Artists Society 2, Walker Gallery, Liverpool 8. 
Price £12000
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