Portrait of a Lady reading

Portrait of a Lady reading



George Landseer (1829-1878)
Portrait of a Lady reading

Half-length, in profile
Signed lower left and dated 1853
60 by 50cm., 23 ½ by 19 ½ inches

George Landseer was the nephew of Sir Edwin Landseer and his father Thomas was also an artist. He studied at the R.A. schools in 1846 and exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1850 until 1858 before establishing a practice in India painting landscapes and portraits in oil and watercolour. He returned to England in about 1870 and gave up painting due to poor health.