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jon attwood

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I've been researching an interesting family story recently, and wondered if any of you could help with some information......
My Grandmother passed on to my Father many accounts of events in our family history, including the story of my great grandmother (Lily Beatrice Cheeseman, b 22 03 1887), who encountered a travelling artist around 1900, the artist asked her mothers permission to paint her (he was apparently quite taken with her striking long auburn hair), permission was given and Lily was painted in a meadow near the river Medway at lower Rainham in Kent. When her mother saw the painting she was very impressed, and asked if she could buy it, only to be told that there was no way she could afford it. I am assuming that the painter was of some repute if he could command a high price for his work.
so can any of you suggest how I might be able to find a list of artists who were working in the north Kent area around 1900? or perhaps even know of a picture of a girl with striking auburn hair painted at that time and place? it would be great to see my Great Grandmother in a gallery!
a photo is attached of her and her brother Albert (who died in WW1 and is commemorated on the Menin Gate) taken about 1902.

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Hi,

I am no art expert but is there a signature on the front or back of the painting. also some artists etc may have used a pacific marking instead of a signature.
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sorry i was assuming you had the painting and you were able to check for markings on it. see im not a art expert nor good at reading english as i misread your post. It would be great if you were able to find the artist or better still track down the painting. good luck
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thanks for the links Steve, the pic in the first one does look like her, but was painted way too early (before she was born), the pic I am looking for was done around 1900.
the forum looks promising, will register there and post my question.

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