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Art's painting collection of Ludmila

Art's painting collection of Ludmila

Monday, June 3, 2013

Robert Walker Macbeth (1848 – 1910, British, Scottish)

Macbeth was the son of the Scottish portrait painter Norman Macbeth. He served on the Council of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers. Macbeth was a member of both the Royal Academy and the Royal Watercolour Society, a highly-regarded artist in his own right and also an accomplished printmaker, whose interpretations of works by other Victorian artists enjoyed a high status critically. Macbeth studied at the RSA and came to London in 1871. He entered the Royal Academy Schools and began exhibiting there from 1870. He was highly skilled as an artist-printmaker and etched numerous plates after the work of Burne Jones, Velasquez, Titian, Frederick Walker and George Mason. Macbeth was perhaps best-known for his etchings after the popular genre painter, Frederick Walker.
In 1882 he was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and  was elected to be a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. In 1883 he was elected an associate of the Royal Academy, becoming a full member. He married Lydia Esther Bates with whom he had a daughter, Phillis Macbeth, better known as the actress Lydia Bilbrook.
 Mother and Daughter on a Swing
Faire Pledges of a Fruitful Tree
Diana Hunting
The Lass that a Sailor Loves
The Ballad Seller
The Ferry
Lambing Time

Osier Peeling on the Cam
The nightingale's song
A Summer Morning 
Cupid's Mesh
The Cast Shoe'
By the River
In Clover
The Cider Orchard
Our First Tiff
Gipsy Girl
Late for the Ferry, King's Lynn, Norfolk
Strollers Reverie
Fishing Boats off Yarmouth
 The Flower Market'
Self Portrait

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