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  • Design Credit: Samantha Todhunter Design Ltd., Photo Credit: Oliver Clarke. Dimensions: H 24 in. x W 29 in.
  • Design Credit: Lucy Harris Studio, Photo Credit: Francesco Bertocci. Dimensions: H 24 in. x W 29 in.
  • Design Credit: Timothy Godbold, Photo Credit: Karl Simone. Dimensions: H 24 in. x W 29 in.
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William Edward Frost
Portrait of a Young Woman at the Seashore - British Victorian art oil painting

Circa 1840

$5,935.22

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This beautiful oil painting on canvas dates to circa 1840 and is by British Victorian artist William Edward Frost who was noted for his depiction of nudes and feminine beauty. The oval painting is of a young woman at the seashore, her hair and robes flowing. The colours are bold and the whole scene is captivating. W Frost on name plate. Provenance. Northern England estate. Aitken Dott - The Scottish Gallery Edinburgh. Condition. Oil on canvas, framed as an oval, 20 inches by 16 inches and in good condition. Housed in a fine Victorian gilt frame, 29 inches 24 inches framed and in good condition. William Edward Frost (1810-1877) was an English painter of the Victorian era. Virtually alone among English artists in the middle Victorian period, he devoted his practice to the portrayal of the female nude. Frost was educated in the schools of the Royal Academy, beginning in 1829; he established a reputation as a portrait painter before branching into historical and mythological subjects, including the subgenre of fairy painting that was characteristic of Victorian art. In 1839 he won the Royal Academy's gold medal for his Prometheus Bound, and in 1843 he won a prize in the Westminster Hall competition for his Una Alarmed by Fauns (a subject from Spenser's The Faerie Queene). He was elected an associate member of the Royal Academy in 1846, and a full member in 1870. Frost is widely recognized as a follower of William Etty, who preceded him as the primary British painter of nudes in the second quarter of the nineteenth century. Despite the prudishness of the Victorian era, Frost's relatively chaste nudes were popular, and his career was financially successful. At their best Frost's works have a distinctive jewel-like charm, his attractive young women models possessing a pert, self-conscious quality which makes them more titillating than Etty's powerful studies.... Lionel Lambourne, Victorian Painting.

Details

  • Creator
    William Edward Frost (1810 - 1877, English)
  • Creation Year
    Circa 1840
  • Dimensions
    Height: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Width: 29 in. (73.66 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU853110417912

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