Saturday, January 7, 2012

Anderson, Sophie Gengembre

The Time Of The Lilacs
Oil on canvas
43.8 × 54 cm (17.2 × 21.3 in)
Private collection

Sophie Gengembre Anderson (1823 – 1903) was a French born British artist who specialised in genre painting of children and women, typically in rural settings.
Anderson's technique was excellent and she was quite adept at depicting fabrics and drapery with outstanding light effects. Her work was widely exhibited at venues including the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists, the British Institution, Grosvenor Gallery and many regional galleries in England. She also exhibited in the USA.
She died at home in Falmouth, Cornwall in 1903.