Signature (bottom left) - see last photo it's a little hard to see. It's in black and appears to read "H R Burdick". Artist name and year on name plate Horace R.ARTIST: Horace Robbins Burdick (Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, 1844 - 1942). TITLE: Portrait of Woman - Lorna. Some paint wear (pls see photos). Linen on frame has some discoloration. SIGHT SIZE: 10 x 8 inches / 25 x 20 cm. FRAME SIZE: 15 x 13 inches / 36 x 31 cm.
Exhibited at Poland Spring Gallery (has gallery label on verso). SIMILAR ARTISTS: Chauncey Foster Ryder, Charles Herbert Woodbury, George Gardner Symons, John Whorf, Henry Rider, George M Hathaway, Wayne Beam Morrell, Robert Philipp, Anna Mary Richards Brewster, Otis Pierce Cook Jr, Robert Bruce Crane, Edmund Franklin Ward, Hezekiah Dyer, C Myron Clark, Walter Granville-Smith, Ernest Fiene. John Joseph Enneking, John R. Key, Alfred Ordway, Frank H. Norton, Scott Leighton, James Wells Champney, R.Swain Gifford, Jean Paul Selinger, William F. Horace Robbins Burdick was born in East Killingly, Connecticut in 1844.
Burdick attended the Union Hall School in Providence, Lowell Institute in Boston, and Museum School of Fine Arts, Boston. He began his art career in. Providence, Rhode Island in 1863, at the age of 19, where he was engaged in retouching and coloring photographs. Burdick settled in Malden, Massachusetts in 1886.
While in Boston studying at the Lowell Institute and the Museum School of Fine Arts, he first did still-life paintings and then crayon portraits, finally turning to portraits in oil, for which he became famous. He also did a large number of landscapes in both oil and watercolor. The subjects range from New Hampshire's White Mountains to coastal scenes.He started restoring old pictures as an avocation and became an authority in the field. Burdick's paintings hang in many public buildings and his articles on art have been printed in various art journals. As the oldest living member of the Boston Art Club, he was honored by the group when his portrait of then President Coolidge was placed on exhibition at the Club in 1927. Burdick was a contemporary of numerous artists. The Boston Art Club members mentioned in Burdick's private papers include: John Joseph Enneking, John R. Burdick died at his home, 16 Park Avenue, Malden, on September 17, 1942. Please let me know if you have any questions or require more photos. The item "Horace Burdick, 1844-1942, antique vintage oil painting, portrait of Lorna, sign" is in sale since Thursday, December 3, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings".
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