Felicity , c. 1916

George Henry

Artist:George Henry
Irvine, Scotland, 1858 - 1943


oil on canvas

An exercise in sky-blues and vivid greens, the contrasting hues of the sitter's gown and the background shrubbery evince a freshness and charm a world away from the grimness of the war being fought on foreign fronts. The aquamarine of Felicity's shawl offsets her limpid blue gaze, whilst the vibrancy of the outdoor light bathes her complexion in a pale blue glow.

In its manner, setting and voluminous costume, this portrait by 'Glasgow Boy' George Henry seems to hark back to the feminine delicacy of the Edwardian era.

Presented in 1945 by the artist's executors.
Out of copyright
Overall: Height: 93.4 cm, Width: 72.9 cm Frame: Height: 106.7 cm, Width: 86.2 cm
Acc. No. ABDAG002739


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