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Antique Oil Painting John Horsburgh 1881

Antique Oil Painting John Horsburgh 1881 | Ref. no. 07199 | Regent Antiques Sold
Ref: 07199
Price: £ 0.00
John Horsburgh (1835-1924)  This is a beautiful antique oil on canvas painting of a young woman within a striking Italian Florentine pierced and carved gilded scrolling foliate frame, signed and dated lower right by the renowned artist John Horsburgh, Edinburgh, 1881, see portrait of the artist amongst the photos.

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John Horsburgh (1835-1924) 

This is a beautiful antique oil on canvas painting of a young woman within a striking Italian Florentine pierced and carved gilded scrolling foliate frame, signed and dated lower right by the renowned artist John Horsburgh, Edinburgh, 1881, see portrait of the artist amongst the photos.

The painting depicts an  young woman concentrating on her embroidery while she walks.

The superb antique Florentine giltwood frame is decorated with  hand carved floral and leaf motifs with the beautiful original gilding. 

Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 99 x Width 75 x Depth 5 - frame

Height 72 x Width 49 x Depth 5 - canvas

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 3 inches x Width 2 feet, 5 inches x Depth 2 inches - frame

Height 2 feet, 4 inches x Width 1 foot, 7 inches x Depth 2 inches - canvas

Our reference: 07199

John Horsburgh (1835-1924 ). 

Born at Prestonpans, near Edinburgh, he was left an orphan early, and studied drawing at the Trustees' Academy. At the age of fourteen he was apprenticed to Robert Scott the engraver, and worked under him for some years.

In the 1830s he is listed as living at 5 Archibald Place on the south side of Edinburgh.

At the age of about sixty Horsburgh retired from active work, and undertook gratuitously the duties of pastor in the Scottish Baptist church. He died at 16 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, on 24 September 1869.

Horsburgh engraved plates after J. M. W. Turner, for England and Wales, William Bernard Cooke's Southern Coast of England, and Walter Scott's works, and other publications. He engraved several single plates, including Prince Charlie reading a Despatch, after William Simson, Sir Walter Scott, after Sir Thomas Lawrence, and another portrait of Scott after John Watson Gordon. His pastoral addresses were published with a short memoir prefixed immediately after his death.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 99 x Width 75 x Depth 5 - frame

Height 72 x Width 49 x Depth 5 - canvas

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 3 inches x Width 2 feet, 5 inches x Depth 2 inches - frame

Height 2 feet, 4 inches x Width 1 foot, 7 inches x Depth 2 inches - canvas

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