Robert Thorburn, R.A. (1818-1885) Portrait of a Lady

$26,000.00
Quantity available: 1

Our finely painted portrait by Robert Thorburn R.A. (1818-1885), apparently of a young Queen Victoria (1819-1901), resides in its original giltwood and gesso frame. Portion of the painting visible measures 12.75 by 17 inches.  Frame measures 22.25 by 26.5 by 2.75 inches.

Paper label on verso reads:

"Portrait of a Lady"

"Robert Thorburn"

"77 Upper Berkeley St"

"Portman Sqre"

Provenance:  Alexander Acevedo, New York.

A member of the Royal Academy, the artist is reported to have received his first major commission to paint Queen Victory in 1846 when she was just 27 years old.  He went on to paint other members of the royal family and is reported to have received a gold medal at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1855.

Its condition is good.  However, there is a horizontal crack spanning the entire width across the middle of the painting.  The frame has numerous and obvious gesso losses.

Additional images forwarded upon request.

Item Details

Reference #:
l-071
Quantity
1
Category
Art
SubCategory
Department
Antiques (approx100yrs)
Year
c1860s
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
x x
Weight
Unknown
Condition
Good
Material
watercolor