Norman Edward Tayler ARWS (1842-1915).
The painting – which depicts a young Covent Garden flower and fruit seller near the corner of Henrietta Street in Covent Garden – is signed and dated 1863. ‘Girl with Oranges’ was the first painting by Tayler to be exhibited at the Royal Academy. It hangs in a fine quality, newly commissioned gold metal leaf frame.
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Norman Edward Tayler was the son of the eminent Victorian watercolour painter John Frederick Tayler (1802-1889), President of the Royal Watercolour Society. In 1860, aged 18, Norman Edward Tayler entered the Royal Academy Schools where he studied alongside fellow probationers Frank Holl (1845-1888) and Luke Fildes (1843-1927). The work of all three young artists was in the mid-Victorian social realist style of Richard Redgrave and their near contemporary Frederick Walker (1840-1875).
Between 1863 and 1885 Norman Edward Tayler exhibited at Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists, and the Royal Watercolour Society.
Dimensions: (framed) 56cm x 66cm (22” x 26”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 41cm x 51cm (16” x 20”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Newly commissioned gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.
Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.