Glyn Philpot (1884-1937)

Artist Name Glyn Philpot (1884-1937)
Title Lady in Pink Dress
Description Glyn Philpot's portrait of Muriel Morland oil on canvas was painted circa 1910. A stunning society portrait of the period by an artist who exhibited regularly at The Royal Academy from 1904. It is titled Lady in Pink Dress. The actor Nicholas Beau Hannen married Muriel Morland, the daughter of the late Sir Henry and Lady Morland in 1907. They had two daughters and a son. One of their daughters, Hermione Hannen was born in 1913 and probably named after HMS Hermione. Muriel’s other daughter also became an actress.
Provenance Christie’s London
Biography Glyn Philpot
Medium Oil on Canvas
Size 36 x 24 inches
Frame Framed in carved and gilded, circa 1840 frame 42 inches by 30 inches and in good condition.
Condition Excellent condition
Biography Glyn Warren Philpot (5 October 1884 – 16 December 1937) was an English artist, best known for his portraits of contemporary figures such as Siegfried Sassoon and Vladimir Rosing. Philpot was born in Clapham, London but the family moved to Herne in Kent shortly afterwards. Although homosexual, Philpot was a practising Christian who converted to Roman Catholicism. Philpot studied at the Lambeth School of Arts (now known as City and Guilds of London Art School) in 1900, and at the Academie Julian in Paris. He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1904 and was elected to that establishment in 1923. He was a member of the International Society from 1913 and in that year he was awarded the gold medal at the Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh. Some of his later work was considered controversial in its time because of the explicit sexual imagery, and this led to a loss of popularity which caused him financial hardship.

Exhibitions have been held at The Tate Gallery (1938), The Ashmolean Museum, The National Portrait Museum, of which he was a founder member in 1911, and Pallant House Gallery. He was a member of the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers.
Price £18000
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