Robert Payton Reid

Robert Payton Reid A.R.S.A. (Scottish) 1859 – 1945
The Forth Bridge from North Queensferry, oil on board, signed, 9.5″ x 13.25″ sight, 18.5″ x 22.5″ frame

The Forth Bridge from North Queensferry, oil on board, signed.
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The Forth Bridge from North Queensferry, oil on board, signed, framed.
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Estimate: $2000. NFS.

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Excellent condition; poor images (sorry)! Presented in a fine Whistler frame, probably original to the painting.

Robert Payton Reid (1859-1945) was an Edinburgh-based painter and illustrator. After living in North Queensferry, Fifeshire, Reid returned to Edinburgh to hone his craft at the Royal Scottish Academy schools. From there he traveled to Munich, Germany and Paris, France in the 1880s. A member of the Royal Scottish Academy, Reid traveled extensively through Europe during his career. While renting an art studio in London he became friends with famous Pre-Raphaelite artist John William Waterhouse (1849 – 1917) , who influenced Reid’s style. Upon returning to Scotland, Reid was one of the founders of the Scottish Society of Artists. A sensitive man known for his shyness, nevertheless Reid was able to befriend other prominent artists of his day, including William Miler Frazer and Robert Noble. During the winter time, Reid frequented Monte Carlo, Monaco and Tangier, Morocco. – Source for biographical data: Alan Barnes Fine Art. Robert Payton Reid is included in all British art reference book for artists working in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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