Ida R. Lovering

Title:  Two Girls in Blue

Artist:  Ida R. Lovering  (British, 1854-1949)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Size: 24” high x 20” wide.

Date: Circa 1880-1900

Signature: Signed lower right.

About:  Depicting two beautiful young girls in blue dresses and large white hats in the garden.  One girl is sitting on a swing, reading a book. Their black kitty cat is lounging. 

Item  B201





B201 Ida Lovering Two Girls web 1b


B201 Ida Lovering Two Girls web 1b

Ida R. Lovering Biography

British (1854-1949)

Painter. Based in London. Used various studios around London. Produced various subjects including figures, portraits, and landscapes. Worked in oils, watercolors, and pastels.

Won a National Queen’s Prize in 1879 at the Female School of Art in Queen Square, and a National Silver Medal. Her “A Short Way From the Valley”, won the Art Union Prize. Exhibited at the Royal Academy (1881-1914), the Royal Society of British Artists (from 1884), the Royal Hibernian Academy (1885-96), the Royal Glasgow Institute (1881-98), and the Society of Women Artists (1885-1900). Elected an Associate of the Society of Women Artists 1886 to 1890, and a Member from 1891 to 1901. Exhibited works included: The Brighton Express, A Good Drying Day, Lady Artists, and Idlers.