St. Ives, Cornwall
John Robertson Reid (1851–1926)
Oil on canvas
Image Dimensions : 11½" x 19½" (29.2cm x 49.5cm)
Price : £4,500
John Robertson Reid Biography
He was a Scottish painter who spent his early working life in Surrey, and then from the early 1880s in Cornwall in the wild south-west of England. He became the president of the Society of British Artists in 1886 and the Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers in 1898. These posts gave him an entree into London society, and from the early 1900s he made his home in London. In Reid's later years, the young Sir Winston Churchill used to paint outdoors in the company of Reid.