Robert Wilton Lockwood (American, 1861-1914) Tonal Portrait of a Woman
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Robert Wilton Lockwood (American, 1861-1914)
Tonal Portrait of a Woman. Unsigned, marked "742" on a paper presentation plaque affixed to the front of the frame. Oil on canvas, 30 1/2 x 29 5/8 in., framed. Condition: Lined, retouch, possible skinning.
N.B. An unattributed printed listing affixed to the frame backing indicates that Wilton Lockwood exhibited a portrait numbered "742" at the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts (SNBA) in 1894, very likely the portrait at hand.
Wilton Lockwood was known for his portrait paintings. Born and raised in Connecticut, by the early 1880s Lockwood was working as an assistant glass painter and etcher in the New York atelier of John La Farge. In 1886, the young artist left for Paris where he studied at the Academie Julian under Jean-Joseph Benjamin Constant and also spent time in Munich with Frank Duveneck. Over the following ten years abroad, he periodically came back to the United States to do portraits to finance his life in Europe.
Returning to the United States permanently in 1896, Lockwood settled in Boston and spent summers on Cape Cod. He continued to paint portraits and still lifes, often featuring flowers from his Orleans garden, and he won awards at exhibitions in Paris (1900), Buffalo (1901), and St. Louis (1909).
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