Lionel Hamilton Renwick, Portrait Of A Lady

Lionel Hamilton Renwick, Portrait Of A Lady

An accomplished mid-century portrait of a lady by English artist, Lionel Hamilton Renwick (1917-2003). It’s rendered with sensitivity and suggests he knew the subject well. 

Renwick was a highly reputable painter of equestrian subjects and very rarely painted people. He’s most well known for the commissions he undertook for the Royal Family and several of his works have hung at Royal residences. His depiction of the Queen’s racehorse, Aureole, proudly hangs in Buckingham Palace.

It’s interesting to consider how he came to paint this particular lady. Does she have Royal connections?

The portrait is inscribed on the reverse with the artist’s name/address and housed within its original frame.

Medium: Oil on board
Overall size: 19½” x 23½” / 50cm x 60cm
Year of creation: c. 1960
Provenance: England
Condition: Overall very presentable. Frame with some age-related wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £3,500 achieved for ‘Boy Racehorse With Lester Piggott Up’ at Sotheby’s in 2006.

Conservation & History

We care profoundly about our role as custodians and every piece in the collection has been assessed by our conservator. When required, we undertake professional restoration carefully using reversible techniques and adopt a light touch to retain the aged charm of each work. We also restore frames rather than replace them as many are original and selected by the artists themselves.

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