Artist: George Sheridan Knowles Title: A Love Gift
I purchased this Lovely Piece around twenty years ago at a Estate Sale. I love Mother and Children art. It is signed and dated: George Sheridan Knowles, 1902 (lower right). This is the original old frame and it looks to have never been opened. It is a large piece measuring with the frame 32 1/2" L x 17 1/2" W, quite impressive. It is very old and original, so it is not perfect, but it displays grandly! There definitely are not many to be found.
GEORGE SHERIDAN KNOWLES, RI, RBA, ROI, RCA (1863-1931)
George Sheridan Knowles was born in Manchester, England in 1863. He was a painter of genre and historical subjects in oils, and most notably, in watercolors.
He began his artistic studies at the Manchester School of Art and in 1884, moved to London and furthered his studies at the Royal Academy Schools. He remained in London and became a regular contributor to the Illustrated London News.
Knowles exhibited quite extensively throughout his career at the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the Royal Cambrian Academy and the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. He was elected a full member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI), the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA), the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) and the Royal Cambrian Academy (RCA). He also received an honorable mention at the Paris World's Fair Exposition in 1900.
Today, his works can be found in private and public collections including museums in Oldham and Nottingham, England.