Monday, June 28, 2010

Arthur Joseph Gaskin - Portrait of Joscelyne Verney Gaskin, aged 12 yrs, the Artist’s Daughter

Inscribed and signed on the reverse; oil on canvas, 14 × 11 ins
Provenance: Joscelyne Turner, née Gaskin, the artist’s daughter and thence by direct descent to present.

A drawing for this painting is illustrated in The Studio no. 64, 1915 p. 26.
Gaskin was a leading member of the Birmingham Group of Artists that included
Joseph Southall, Henry Payne and Sidney Meteyard. Both he and his wife were
designers of jewellery, enamel and metalwork. Much influenced by Burne-Jones and
William Morris he is closely associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement.

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