Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas, signed and dated 1917 at lower right, retaining old hand-written label to the verso, presented in a period frame with gallery plaque.
Stretcher size 27 x 36 in.; Frame dimensions 34 x 42 in.From the Estate of the late Ruth J. Hope, DeBordieu Colony, Georgetown, South Carolina
Schillay & Rehs, Inc. New York
Royal Academy, 1917, no. 716
Percy Tarrant studied at the Lambeth School of Art. The son of a bookbinder, it seems fitting that he would become a well-known illustrator whose work accompanied printings of Wuthering Heights
, Little Women
, and many others. In addition to his illustrations, he was also an accomplished painter. He exhibited widely, most notably at the Royal Academy (22 works in total), the Society of British Artists, the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, and at galleries up and down the country. His daughter, Margaret Tarrant, followed in her father's footsteps and was a talented artist and illustrator as well.
Good estate condition, no evidence of restoration visible under UV light.
$3,000 - 6,000