Portrait of a Young Lady
Portrait of a Young Lady


Portrait of a Young Lady

1917 United Kingdom

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Frank Salisbury
Portrait of a Young Lady
Oil on canvas, signed and dated 1917, lower right
Image size: 30 x 25 inches
Original auricular frame
Francis ("Frank") Owen Salisbury (18 December 1874 – 31 August 1962) was an English artist who specialised in portraits, large canvases of historical and ceremonial events, stained glass and book illustration. In his heyday he made a fortune on both sides of the Atlantic and was known as “Britain’s Painter Laureate”. His art was steadfastly conservative and he was a vitriolic critic of Modern Art – particularly of his contemporaries Picasso, Chagall and Mondrian.

Frank Salisbury painted the leading society figures of his day on both sides of the Atlantic, including four US presidents and many industrialists. His specialism was large canvases of ceremonial events.

At the request of President Obama, Salisbury's painting of Harry S. Truman was hung in the White House Cabinet Room in 2009.

His sitters included members of the royal family. He painted Winston Churchill more frequently than any other artist.
Height 30.00 inch (76.20 cm)
Width 25.00 inch (63.50 cm)
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated 1917, lower right
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