Louise Rayner 1832-1924


Louise Ingram Rayner (21 June 1832 - 8 October 1924) was a British** watercolour artist.
  • Family
Rayner was born in Matlock Bath in Derbyshire. Her parents Samuel Rayner and Ann Rayner (née Manser) were both noted artists, Samuel having been accepted for exhibition at the Royal Academy when he was 15. Four of Louise's sisters - Ann ("Nancy"), Margaret, Rose and Frances - and her brother Richard were also artists.





Her eldest sister Ann Ingram Rayner (Nancy) exhibited at the Society of Painters in Water Colours and three times at the Royal Academy. The family lived in Matlock Bath and Derby until 1842 when they moved to London.
  • Education
Rayner studied painting from the age of fifteen, at first with her father and later with established artist friends of the family such as George Cattermole, Edmund Niemann, David Roberts and Frank Stone. Her first exhibited work, an oil painting entitled The Interior of Haddon Chapel, was shown at the Royal Academy in 1852, the first of a series of oils.
  • Watercolour
From 1860, however, her medium was watercolour, which she exhibited for over 50 years through organisations including the Society of Lady Artists, The Royal Academy, Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of British Artists.
  • Chester
She lived in Chester in the county of Cheshire but travelled extensively, painting British scenes, during the summers in the 1870s and 1880s. Her paintings are very detailed and highly picturesque populated street scenes capturing the "olde worlde" character of British towns and cities in the booming Victorian period.
Her paintings are very popular today as prints and on jigsaw puzzles. Around 1910 she moved with her sister to Tunbridge Wells, and later to St Leonards, where she died in 1924.



  • Collections
Rayner's work is represented in the collections of at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, Bournemouth, Derby Museum and Art Gallery and the Grosvenor Museum, Chester, which possesses 23 of her watercolours, the largest in any public collection. | © Wikipedia
































































Louise Ingram Rayner (Matlock Bath, 21 giugno 1832 - St Leonards-on-Sea, 8 ottobre 1924) è stata una pittrice Britannica**.
  • Famiglia
Louise nacque a Matlock Bath nel Derbyshire. I suoi genitori, Samuel ed Rayner (nata Manser) erano entrambi famosi artisti, tant'è che a Samuel fu permesso esibirsi alla Royal Academy quando aveva 15 anni. Quattro delle sorelle di Louise - Ann ("Nancy"), Margaret, Rose e Frances - e suo fratello Richard furono anch'essi artisti. La famiglia viveva a Matlock Bath e a Derby, prima di trasferirsi a Londra nel 1842.
Louise studiò pittura dai quindici anni sotto la guida del padre e poi di amici di famiglia, artisti consolidati come George Cattermole, Edmund Niemann, David Roberts e Frank Stone. Il suo primo lavoro esposto, il primo di una serie di oli, fu “L'interno della Cappella Haddon”, mostrato alla Royal Academy nel 1852.
  • Gli acquerelli
Dal 1860, tuttavia, il suo mezzo espressivo divenne l'acquerello, con cui produsse quadri per oltre cinquant'anni, esponendoli presso la including the Society of Lady Artists, The Royal Academy, Royal Watercolour Society e la Royal Society of British Artists.
I suoi dipinti sono scene di strada molto dettagliate e molto pittoresce che ritraggono le città inglesi nel periodo vittoriano in piena espansione; oggi sono molto popolari come stampe e puzzle.
Intorno al 1910 si trasferì con la sorella a Tunbridge Wells, e poi a St Leonards, dove morì nel 1924.
Sue opere sono presso il Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth, il Derby Museum and Art Gallery ed il Grosvenor Museum, Chester, che possiede 23 delle sue acquerelli, ed è la più grande tr tutte le collezioni pubbliche. | © Wikipedia




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