Victorian Pastel Portrait Of Mother & Child By Josiah Gilbert

Victorian Pastel Portrait Of Mother & Child By Josiah Gilbert - Image 1

A fine quality pastel & gouache painting of a mother holding her young child on lap,around one year of age,and posing confidently for the artist,who has captured the moment perfectly with a softly executed study.
A very professional work of good quality and detail.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Josiah Gilbert per label verso '1814–1892'

SEE IMAGES 7
A MONUMENT TO JOSIAH IN NOTTINGHAM CEMETARY.

JOSIAH GILBERT ARTIST, TRAVELLER & MAN OF LETTERS'
An inscription on the marble pillar in Nottingham General Cemetery states 'JOSIAH GILBERT 1814–1892 DIED AT MARDEN ASH | ELDEST SON OF THE REV. JOSEPH GILBERT AND ANN TAYLOR HIS WIFE OF ONGAR'.
Gilbert wrote Cadore, or Titian's Country (London: Longmans, Green, 1869), Landscape in Art before Claude and Salvator (London: Murray, 1885), and edited The Autobiography and Other Memorials of Mrs Gilbert, Formerly Ann Taylor (London: Henry S. King, 1874).

IMAGE 8

A sketch of Pieve di Cadore, with Mount Marmarolo in the background, from Gilbert's Cadore.

Next to Josiah Gilbert's grave is a much earlier one: that of his wife Susan. Josiah had dedicated Cadore to her: 'To the dear companion of the journey of life, as of each Alpine ramble'. He wrote the Preface to the book on 1 May 1869, and in less than two years she was dead.(See Image 9)

LINK TO FULL DETAILS

http://tonyshaw3.Blogspot.Co.Uk/2012/11/josiah-gilbert-in-nottingham.Html?M=1

FRAME
A beautiful maple polished frame with glass.

MEASUREMENTS(Including Frame)
Height 29 Inches
Width 24 Inches

CONDITION
Very Good gernerally commensurate with age.
Colours are still vibrant and distinct.

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