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).
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)
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A beautiful maple polished frame with glass.
Height 29 Inches
Width 24 Inches
Very Good gernerally commensurate with age.
Colours are still vibrant and distinct.
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