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    Antique Oil Painting John Horsburgh 1881
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    Antique Antique Oil Painting John Horsburgh 1881

    John Horsburgh (1835-1924)

    This is a beautiful antique oil on canvas painting of a young womanwithin a striking Italian Florentine pierced and carved gilded scrolling foliate frame, signed and dated lower right by the renowned artist John Horsburgh, Edinburgh, 1881, see portrait of the artist amongst the photos.
    The painting depicts an young woman concentrating on her embroidery while she walks.
    The superb antique Florentine giltwood frame is decorated with hand carved floral and leaf motifs with the beautiful original gilding.
    In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
    Dimensions in cm:
    Height 99 x Width 75 x Depth 5-frame
    Height 72 x Width 49 x Depth 5-canvas
    Dimensions in inches:
    Height 3 foot, 3 inches x Width 2 foot, 5 inches x Depth 2 inches-frame
    Height 2 foot, 4 inches x Width 1 foot, 7 inches x Depth 2 inches-canvas

    Our reference: 07199
    JohnHorsburgh(1835-1924 ).
    Born atPrestonpans, nearEdinburgh, he was left an orphan early, and studied drawing at theTrustees' Academy. At the age of fourteen he was apprenticed toRobert Scottthe engraver, and worked under him for some years.
    In the 1830s he is listed as living at 5 Archibald Place on the south side ofEdinburgh.
    At the age of about sixty Horsburgh retired from active work, and undertook gratuitously the duties of pastor in the Scottish Baptist church. He died at 16 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, on 24 September 1869.
    Horsburgh engraved plates afterJ. M. W. Turner, forEngland and Wales,William Bernard Cooke'sSouthern Coast of England, andWalter Scott's works, and other publications. He engraved several single plates, includingPrince Charlie reading a Despatch, afterWilliam Simson,Sir Walter Scott, afterSir Thomas Lawrence, and another portrait of Scott afterJohn Watson Gordon. His pastoral addresses were published with a short memoir prefixed immediately after his death. Ref: 8FE47FX2G

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