A Girl’s Head

A Girl’s Head, 1875
Charles Sillem Lidderdale (1830-1895)
Oil on canvas
BORGM 01313
Image © Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum


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A Girl’s Head

Charles Sillem Lidderdale was a British artist whose work often focused on portraits of young women in outdoor settings. Lidderdale exhibited 36 paintings at the Royal Academy between 1856 and 1893, with other work shown extensively at the British Institute, and Suffolk Street. His career was marred by eyesight trouble, and although lengthy treatment allowed him to continue his work, he had to give up watercolour, a medium which required a more precise eye than oils. Nonetheless, his watercolours were admired both for their technique and colour.


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