FRANK O. SALISBURY
A PORTRAIT OF MISS NELSON
Oil on Canvas
50 x 40 Inches
Signed Lower Right and Dated ‘1928’
Frank Salisbury studied at London’s Royal Academy and, subsequently in France and Italy. He exhibited twelve works at the Royal Academy from 1899 to 1904, including ‘Reflections’ and ‘Hamlet and the King’, achieving wide success as a painter of historical and literary subjects. He was also sought after as a society portraitist and received a number of commissions from King George V and VI to paint royal portraits and to record royal occasions. A number of Salisbury’s paintings hang in the House of Commons in London and his works are highly sought after at auction. We are pleased to offer this charming portrait of the young Miss Nelson, which happily retains its sumptuous, period hand-carved gilt-wood frame.
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