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Arthur Hacker
Portrait of Victorian lady- British 19thC Impressionist painting female portrait

1888

US$6,444.46Asking Price

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A beautiful colourful Impressionistic portrait painting of a Victorian lady which dates to 1888. A rare and fine oil pastel on paper on panel in excellent condition by Arthur Hacker RA. A real quality British Impressionist painting. It is a superb portrait in a gilded oak frame of the period. Signed upper left. Provenance. South England collection. Housed in a gilded oak gallery frame 32 inches by 23 inches. Excellent condition. Arthur Hacker (1858-1919) was perhaps the most versatile of late Victorian artists and his regular and popular exhibits at the Royal Academy and New Gallery include paintings of contemporary drama, mythological and Biblical narrative, landscapes and still lifes. He also established a lucrative portrait painting practice in the early twentieth century, among his sitters being the artists Frank Short, Onslow Ford, William Goscombe John and Ernest Newton. As the son of a line engraver it is perhaps surprising that he did not undertake many commissions for book illustration and devoted his artistic output to oil paintings, often on a large scale. He entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1876 and graduated in 1880 whereupon he travelled to Paris and trained in the atelier of Léon Bonnat. One of his fellow pupils was Stanhope Forbes and like Forbes, Hacker was much influenced by French art. His painting of French peasant life Her Daughter's Legacy attracted much attention at the Royal Academy in 1881. In 1886 Hacker helped to found the progressive New English Art Club, an association which appears rather contrary to the academic ideals expressed in the picture he exhibited at the Academy a year later, Pelagia and Philammon (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool). Other pictures in a similar High Victorian vein include, The Temptation of Sir Percival of 1894 (Leeds City Art Gallery), The Cloister of the World of 1897 (Cartwright Hall Art Gallery and Museum), And There was a Great Cry in Egypt of 1897 (private collection). These paintings made Hacker famous and popular in the 1890s but as the taste for grand subject pictures began to wain in the twentieth century, he concentrated upon portraiture and modern genre subjects.

Details

  • Creator
    Arthur Hacker (1858 - 1919, British)
  • Creation Year
    1888
  • Dimensions
    Height: 25 in. (63.5 cm)Width: 16 in. (40.64 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU85316061212

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