The Free Hand Paintress by Robert Lewis Booth
Oil on canvas panel
Size 17” x 15” 432 x 380
The figurines were decorated using colours made up from metal oxides; the pigments were then mixed with fat oil and oil of cloves
Enlarged detail from main painting
The paintresses, whose artistic skills and keen eye for detail made them the crème de la crème among the workforce.
A Free Hand Paintress decorating Royal Doulton figurines.
This particular figurine is called “Buttercup” modelled by Peggy Davies