Joseph Edward Southall was a British Arts and Crafts painter and a member of the Birmingham Group. They were one of the last outposts of Romanticism in the visual arts, and an important link between the last embers of the Pre-Raphaelites and the new Slade Symbolists.
The sitter is Southall’s uncle and the grandfather of Olaf Baker who donated this portrait as well as his wonderful collection of Southall’s tempera paintings to the Victoria Art Gallery.
Where to see this painting?
Victoria Art Gallery
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