Portrait of a Lady c1873 by George Augustus Baker Jr
Portrait of a Lady c1873 by George Augustus Baker Jr

Portrait of a Lady c1873

Portrait of a Lady c1873 (the Artist’s Daughter) by American Painter George Augustus Baker Jr. (1821 – 1880); known for his miniatures and portrait paintings.

This is a beautiful portrait done by George Baker of his daughter, showing her in a sitting pose with warm golden tones against a light brown background.

She has her blonde hair folded up in a circular braid, gold hanging orb earrings and a matching gold orb necklace with a gold pendant at the center.

The is dressed in a multi-lay white ruffled dress with a white lace shawl draped over her shoulders and tied at the front with a thin black ribbon

This is a remastered digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available as a canvas print online.

Info below derived from Lacma.org and Askart.com

George was a successful miniaturist and portrait painter of the Victorian era, his father who was also an artist began instructing George in the art of miniature painting at an early age, which led him at the age of sixteen to begin a career as a miniature painter.

In furtherance of his career he attended classes at the National Academy of Design for sevens years, and from 1846 – 1848 traveled to Europe, and upon his return setup a studio as a successful portraitist in New York, USA.

In 1851 he was elected a member of the National Academy of Design; and from 1867 to 1869 he was an instructor at the National Academy of Design, and continued to exhibit his artwork on a regular basis, until his death in 1880 at the age of 59.

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