642 Anna Massey Lea Merritt (American, 1844 - 1930) Portrait of Emma Elizabeth Rainsford

 Anna Massey Lea Merritt (1844 – 1930) was an American Artist active in Great Britain. She painted portraits, landscapes and religious scenes. She was born in Philadelphia but lived and worked abroad most of her life in Britain. Merritt worked as a professional artist. Merritt was very influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites and aspects of her work show how she admired William Holman Hunt and John Everett Mallais, two famed members of The Pre-Raphaelites. This portrait of Emma Elizabeth Rainsford, bust-length, wearing a lace-trimmed red velvet tunic oil on canvas is typical of her work and is complete with Antique Frame. Attributed by several Art Experts on Merritt's work. Merritt's work is sought after and can achieve impressive prices - See Christies 2013 Lot 5 - Important Victorian and British Impressionist Sale

 Height 12" (31cm) Width 9" (23cm)  €1950