John Arthur Lomax was born in Chorlton near Manchester in 1857 to John and Hellen Lomax. His father ran a successful upholstery business and the family lived in North Meols near Southport. He studied art in Stuttgart and at the Munich Academy but returned to the Stockport area where he established himself as an artist.
He married Eliza Rigby Lines on 10 March 1881 at Didsbury and together they had two daughters Nellie and Mary. The couple lived at Wellington Road in Heaton Norris, near Stockport and he earned enough money to keep servants. By 1892 the family had moved to London living in Marylebone. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1880 and the Suffolk Street Galleries and was elected RBA. Lomax spent his final years at 17 Marlborough Road, St Johns Wood. He died at the Clinique Saint-George Menton, France on 13 December 1923.
Examples of his work can be found at the Laing Gallery, Manchester Art Gallery, Sheffield Museum and the Walker Art Gallery.
The painting is housed in a new, English made gilt frame which is in excellent condition.
|Image Size||11.5 inches x 17.5 inches (29cm x 44.5cm)|
|Framed Size||16.5 inches x 22.5 inches (42cm x 57cm)|