#FridayPainting: George Henry Boughton “The Lady of the Snows”

Merry Christmas.

The Lady of the Snows by George Henry Boughton brings out the best of winter with the vibrant reds again the winter landscape. He has created a fashion statement perfect for an outing on Christmas Day.

The background story is even more interesting. George Henry Boughton was born in 1833, in Norwich, England, the son of a farmer. When he was three, his family moved to Albany, New York. He was destined to become a remarkable and influential painter. He sold his first painting, The Wayfarer, when he was nineteen. In the years that followed, he would illustrate works by American writers such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Washington Irving.

Contemporaries of George Henry Boughton considered him to be one of the most gifted artists of his day. It was said that Vincent Van Gogh admired his paintings.

May the beauty of this festive season be with you as we move forward to a New Year of exploration and discovery.