William Gorman Wills, 1828-1891. 19th.Century Irish School Pastel Portrait of a Lady Circa.1880. Drawn on wove paper laid onto card. 44 by 49.5 cms oval image. 66 by 71 cms. Overall in original 19th.Century gilt gesso frame.
William Gorman Wills born in Kilmurry Co. Kilkenny. A kinsman of Oscar Wilde. After studying at the Royal Hibernian Academy as a young man he went on to lead a somewhat bohemian, semi-sucessful and chaotic life as an artist, poet and playwright.