Frederick Samuel Beaumont (1861-1954)
|Artist Name||Frederick Samuel Beaumont (1861-1954)|
|Title||Portrait of a Gentleman|
|Description||This superb British Victorian portrait is by noted exhibited artist Frederick Samuel Beaumont. Painted in 1885 it is a half length standing portrait of a gentleman resting his arm on a mantlepiece. The brushwork and colour tones mean the sitter is captured with incredible detail and intensity. A really superb 19th century portrait oil painting and an excellent example of Beaumont's work.
Signed lower left.
|Provenance||R J Stannard London. Label verso.|
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||24 x 31 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a complementary frame, 39 inches by 32 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Frederick Samuel Beaumont (1861-1954). Born in Huddersfield and educated at the Camden House School, Brighton. Although winning the school drawing prize, he initially worked in a fancy goods warehouse in Brighton while continuing with his drawing. A chance meeting with E Goodwyn Lewis persuaded him to change careers, and he studied at the RA Schools from 1882-88 (winning a silver medal in Life Study), and the Academie Julian, Paris. He then spent time in France, Italy and Spain studying the Old Masters. He married and settled in Wimborne, Dorset. He was signed into the St Ives Arts Club as a guest of Alfred HARTLEY in February 1912, and settled in the town for a period during WWI (1916). He leased 9 Richmond Terrace in that year, and took a studio at Porthmeor. In 1918 he was elected on to the Lanham's Hanging Committee. In his later years he lived in Kensington, London.
Exhibited: Grosvenor Gallery 3, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 21, New Gallery 3, Royal Society of Portrait Painters 13, Royal Academy 25, Royal Society of British Artists 1, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 2, Royal Institute of Oil Painters 2, Royal Scottish Academy 2.