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Edwin Longsden
Long
English artist
born 1829- died 1891

Nationality:
English

Teacher of:
Sir George Clausen (1852-1944)


Biographical Information

Edwin Longsden Long
by Paul Ripley

Long, who was born in Bath was a successful classical painter. In his youth he twice tried to enrol at the Royal Academy Schools, but was refused entry due to deficiencies in his drawing. He moved back to Bath as a result of these setbacks. In 1857 he visited Spain on the advice of John Phillip 1817-1867, whose faltering career had been revitalised by a sojourn there. In all he visited Spain three times, & developed like Phillip a talent for Spanish genre painting. Long visited the Holy Land in 1874, & began to produce large, rather static, pictures of incidents from the Bible. His painting “ The Babylonian Marriage Market,” was a great success at the Royal Academy in 1875, & was afterwards sold for the enormous sum of £7350, making him financially secure. Longs pictures, like those of Alma-Tadema, were praised for the accuracy of their historic settings, & the precise rendering of historical artefacts. Long produced a number of very large canvasses with biblical scenes which made him a wealthy high profile artist. Their appeal is somewhat difficult for us to understand in the more secular world we live in today. Long became a full Academician in 1881. He died suddenly of pnuemonia in 1891, & his reputation quickly declined. The major collector of his work was Merton Russell-Cotes. See our section about the Russell-Cotes Gallery.

Source: Victorian Art in Britain.

The Date Seller

Oil on canvas
107.3 x 83.8 cm
(42.24" x 32.99")
Private collection

Added: 2002-02-12
The Date Seller
Study of a Young Girls Head

Oil on canvas
Private collection

Added: 2001-12-20
Study of a Young Girls Head
Study of a Young Girls Head, another view

Oil on canvas
Private collection

Added: 2001-12-20
Study of a Young Girls Head, another view
Anno Domini

Oil on canvas
Private collection

Added: 2001-12-20
Anno Domini
Love's Labour Lost

1885
Oil on canvas
Dahesh Museum (New York City, New York, United States)

Added: 2002-07-22
Woman Carrying a Basket Full of Pomegranates

Oil on canvas
148.6 x 83.8 cm
(58½" x 32.99")
Private collection

Added: 2005-04-09
Woman Carrying a Basket Full of Pomegranates
Thisbe

Etching
Public collection

John Lovelady
Added: 2005-08-27
Thisbe
The Eastern Favourite

Oil on canvas
Public collection

John Lovelady
Added: 2005-08-30
The Eastern Favourite
An Egyptian Feast

Oil on canvas
Public collection

John Lovelady
Added: 2005-09-04
An Egyptian Feast
Eastern Lily

Oil on canvas
Public collection

John Lovelady
Added: 2005-09-04
Eastern Lily