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A Head of a Man

Photo credit: Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce

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Margaret Carpenter, née Geddes, is mentioned in the Society’s Transactions 1812, 1813–1814. Miss Geddes first studied art from Lord Radnor’s collection at Longford Castle and competed successfully from 1812–1814 for prizes at the Society of Arts where the ‘Polite Arts’ committee awarded her oil paintings a Silver medal in 1812 and gold medals in 1813 and 1814. She moved to London in 1814 and established herself as a portrait painter, that year she exhibited for the first time at the Royal Academy, a portrait of Lord Folkestone, and at the British Institution 'The Fortune Teller’ and ‘Peasant Boy’.

Royal Society of Arts

London


Date

1813

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 30 x W 25 cm

Accession number

RSA/PR/AR/103/14/980

Acquisition method

submitted for the Premium Award Scheme to the Society's Polite Arts committee

Work type

Painting


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