Alfred Edward Borthwick (1871-1955)
|Artist Name||Alfred Edward Borthwick (1871-1955)|
|Title||Scottish 1920's Standing Female Portrait|
|Description||This lovely Scottish Colourist portrait oil painting is by noted prolific Scottish exhibitor Alfred Edward Borthwick. The full length portrait, circa 1920's is of a beautiful woman in a floral dress against a blue background. There is beautiful Impressionistic brushwork and colouring. A stunning Scottish portrait and an excellent example of Borthwick's work.
Signed lower right.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||24 x 36 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a lovely James Bourlet frame, 46 inches by 32 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Alfred Edward Borthwick RSA, PRSW, ARB, ARE(1871-1955). Born in Scarborough, Borthwick was a painter in oils and watercolour ; portraits, landscapes and religious studies. He also occasionally did stain glass window design. He trained at Edinburgh College of Art, in London and the Academie Julian in Paris. He settled in Edinburgh. Borthwick served in both the Boer War and WW1. He employed a free, wet and typical Scottish technique, in the manner of the Hague school. Elected ARE 1909, RSW 1911, ARBA 1927, RSA 1938, President of the RSW 1932-51. Exhibited RA 7, RSA 88, GI 33, RSW 93, RI 1, AAS 12, L 8. Borthwick is represented in many Scottish galleries including the Edinburgh City collection.|