Antique Oil Painting "Blowing Bubbles" J R Reid
Antique Oil Painting "Blowing Bubbles" J R Reid
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This is a superb oil on canvas painting titled "Blowing Bubbles" and signed bottom left by the renowned artist, John Robertson Reid and dated 1874.
This beautifully painted oil is a sensitive and penetrating character study of a young woman, which shows her dressed in the Victorian style popular in the early 1870's, she is seated on the floor with two toddlers blowing bubbles. The painting is handsomely presented in a delicate gilt-gesso frame of the period.
John Robertson Reid works are exhibited in the following Museums and gallery's:
Victoria and Albert Museum
The National Portrait Gallery
The Royal Cornwall Museum
The University of Edinburgh College of Art
Condition:In excellent condition having been professionally cleaned, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 64 x Width 89 x Depth 6 - Frame size
Height 49 x Width 74 - Canvas size
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 1 inch x Width 2 feet, 11 inches x Depth 2 inches - Frame size
Height 1 foot, 7 inches x Width 2 feet, 5 inches - Canvas size
John Robertson Reid (1851-1926)
was a Scottish painter who spent his early working life in Surrey, and then from the early 1880s in Cornwall in the wild south-west of England. He became the president of the Society of British Artists in 1886 and the Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers in 1898. These posts gave him an entree into London society, and from the early 1900s he made his home in London. In Reid's later years, the young Sir Winston Churchill used to paint outdoors in the company of Reid.
He trained under George Chalmers and William MacTaggart. His mature style was influenced by the move in painting toward rural Naturalism (Sir George Clausen) and the French Realists (Jules Bastien-Lepage) and also owes a little to Impressionism. He first found success with natural outdoor scenes of the Surrey countryside, and was notable at the time for painting his scenes entirely on location, with the use of hired local people posing in the scene. He also painted notable rural cricket match scenes, one of which now contain details of interest to cricketing historians. This is A Country Cricket Match, painted in the grounds at the rear of The Well House, West Sussex.
His sisters, Lizzie Reid and Flora MacDonald Reid (1879-c.1929), were also exhibiting artists. Reid was the great-uncle of Sir Norman Reid, Director of the Tate Gallery.
Width: 89.0 cm
Height: 64.0 cm
Depth: 6.0 cm
Wear Condition: Excellent
Date of Manufacture: 1874
Place of Origin:
Period: 19th Century
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