Shepherd Piper by Sophie Anderson, 1823-1903. 1881 Oil on canvas. Inscribed, verso: [?] "Shepherd Piper / S. Anderson Capri 1881;" and on label, verso: "This Picture belongs to / Gwendolen F Jebb." 12 x 14 1/8 inches (30.5 x 36 cm)
Born in Paris, of French parentage. Studied under Baron de Stueben, but left France for America with her family at the outbreak of the 1848 revolution. In America she met and married the English painter Walter Anderson; the couple moved to England in 1854 settling first in Cumberland and later in Bramley, near Guildford, in Surrey. Due to ill-health she moved to Capri in the early 1870s, living there for about fifteen years, before returning to England after her husband's death and settling in Falmouth.
The Fine Art Society Story. Part I. London: The Fine Art Society, 2001. Catalogue Number 1.
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