The Lobster

Country of Origin England
Dated 1910
Medium Oil on board
Signed/Dated Signed lower right
Dimensions 12.00inch wide (30.48 cm wide)
16.00inch high (40.64 cm high)


Fortescue-Brickdale studied at the Crystal Palace School of Art, at the Royal Academy Schools and under the direction of Byam Shaw. She was a member of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours of London and exhibited at the Royal Academy in London from 1896. She won a prize for best furniture decoration and designed stained glass windows for Bristol Cathedral. She produced several illustrations for books of old English songs, including the Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poetry in the English Language by Palgrave in 1925, and also Ivanhoe by Walter Scott, and Idylls of the King by Tennyson. Her decorative style stems from the final stages of the Pre-Raphaelite movement.
Group Exhibitions
1997, Pre-Raphaelite Women Artists, Manchester City Art Gallery (travelling exhibition)
Solo Exhibitions
1972, Centenary exhibition of works by Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Museum and Gallery Holdings
Bristol (City Mus. & AG): The Lover's World; Labour and the Broken Heart
Liverpool (Lady Lever AG): 'The Forerunner (1920)
Oxford (Ashmolean Mus.): Time the Physician (exhibited 1900)

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