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Portrait Oil Painting Of A Young Woman By William Oliver


£3,400 | $4,738 USD | €3,962 EUR
Item Number: SA682729
Date of manufacture: 1880
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Benton Fine Art
This antique has been viewed 62 times in the past month with the most views from Australia.


William Oliver
British, (1823-1901)
Portrait of a Lady
Oil on canvas, signed & dated 1880
Image size: 15.75 inches x 11.75 inches
Size including frame: 21.5 inches x 17.5 inches
William Oliver Williams known as William Oliver was a figurative and genre artist who specialised in paintings of young women. He was born in Worcester in 1823 the son of a William Williams a surgeon and Jane Oliver. He moved to London and enrolled at the Royal Academy in 1848. He married Jane Hughes on 30 December 1852. Two of their sons also became artists: William Oliver ‘Rhys’ Williams, known as Oliver Rhys (1854-1907) and Reginald Arthur Williams, who signed his works as Reginald Arthur (1862-1899).
He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1858-1882 and at the Royal Society of British Artists, the British Institute. He also exhibited around the country at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Glasgow Institute, Manchester Art Gallery and the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
He worked for the Arundel Society in the early 1850’s travelling to Italy to draw Giotto’s fresco in Padua as well as other classical works. He later used his knowledge to incorporate Roman and Greek themes into his paintings, particularly fabrics and costumes. He died on 16 April, 1901 in Kensington.
Examples of his work can be found in the Manchester Art Gallery, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery, Sheffield Museum, Sunderland Museum, the V&A and in the Royal Collection.
Presentation: The painting is housed in a new, English made gilt frame which is in excellent condition.
Condition: As with all of our original antique oil paintings, this work is offered in ready to hang gallery condition, having just been professionally cleaned, restored and revarnished.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1880.


Height = 54.5 cm (21.5")
Width = 44.5 cm (17.5")
Depth = 5 cm (2.0")

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