Manner of William Lee Hankey (1869-1952)
A half-length portrait of a young girl clasping a white scarf around her head, oil on canvas laid on board, 22.5″ x 17.75″. A lovely late 19th century painting, both subject and style are very much in the manner of Lee Hankey. Presented in a superb Florentine frame.
William Lee Hankey (1869-1952) was born in Chester. He studied at the Royal Academy of Art in London and then in Paris, where he became influenced by Jules Bastien-Lepage. He lived in France in the early 1900s. A member of the Newlyn School, he is best known for his portraits of pastoral life. From 1893 he was an exhibitor at the Royal Academy.