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A Family Portrait
|Title:||A Family Portrait of Four Children in Landscape|
|Artist:||Maria Spilsbury (1777-1823) British|
|Detail:||Oil on canvas: 50 x 40 in. Frame: 57 x 47 inches|
Painter of portraiture and sentimental scenes. Maria Spilsbury was born in London 1777 and died in Ireland 1823. She was the daughter of the engraver John Spilsbury. She was an Hon. Exh, Royal Academy 1792-1808 and Birmingham Institute 1806-13. In 1809 she married John Taylor. They moved to Ireland in 1813 and she continued to exhibit in Dublin up to 1819. Her favourite scenes involved children, many of which were engraved.
A superb Georgian portrait of four children playing with their dog, before the family manor house. Lovely period carved frame.