1884 George Winders Oil Portrait, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England
This is a beautiful 1884 oil painting on board of young George Winders of Bromsgrove, County Worcester, and clearly marked. It is an unusual and rare family piece, one of a kind.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
George Winders 1863–1951 was born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England and died in Rotherham, Yorkshire, England in 1951 at age 88.
His father: Anson Winders 1827–1904 born in Bredon, Worcestershire, England and died in Droitwich, Worcestershire at age 77.
His mother: Eliza Kettle Winders 1829–1879 born and died in Bromsgrove, age 50.
His 11 Winders siblings:
Ann M Winders born 1852
Agnes Winders born 1854
Fanny Winders born 1856
Susan Winders born 1858
Laura Winders born 1859
Walter Winders born 1860
Tom Winders born 1861
George Winders 1863–1951 (himself)
Henry Winders born 1866
Alice Winders 1867–1924
Alice Winders 1870–1924
Rose Winders born 1874
His wife: Edith Webley Winders 1866–1935
Their 6 children:
Florence Edith May Winders 1888–1961
Agnes Winders born 1890
Lilian A Winders born 1891
Fanny Winders born 1892
Harold Winders born 1895
Gladys Winders born 1897
George Winders in the 1871 England Census
Estimated birth year: abt 1863
Father's name: Anson Winders
Mother's name: Eliza Winders
Where born: Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England
Civil Parish: St Martin
Household Members: Name Age
Anson Winders 44, father
Eliza Winders 42, mother
Ann Winders 19
Agnes Winders 17
Fanny Winders 15
Susan Winders 13
Tom Winders 10
George Winders 8
Henry Winders 5
Alice Winders 1
George Winders was a blacksmith by trade. This old oil painting on board is clearly marked as painted in 1884, when George was 21 years of age. It is indicative of similar Victorian portraiture of the 1880's. It is a beautiful portrait of George, painted by a skilled artist. The reverse has a contemporary yellow paper adhered, which reads: "George Winders of Bromsgrove, Worcs., Reg. Winfield, 1884 Artist." We feel there is a good chance this painting was removed from a frame in the 20th century and carefully documented by a kind person on the adhered paper. There is also a 50mm adhesive plate hanger disc adhered to reverse, made by the J & Y Crossman Co. in Tytherleigh, Axminster, Devon, a contemporary firm.
We assume the painter artist was Reginald Winfield. We could find no info on him, and he may have been a traveling artist.
We did find:
R. Winfield in the UK City and County Directories 1766-1946
Name: R. W.a Co Winfield
Publication Year: 1876
Residence Place: Worcestershire, England
Occupation: General & Ornamental Brassfindrs
A beautiful and rare Winders family piece we were very happy to find in Honiton, Devon, England. The condition is very good. There is some scratching in the image, but not near George's face in any way, see photo. This painting was found with Samuel Oliver family material on our site in Honiton, England, and may be related in some way. Any help or correction appreciated, email Debra here.
Note: Ancestorville watermark seen currently on photo will be removed when buying original or scans.
Size: 11 3/8 x 9 5/8 inches, 1/4 inch thick painting board, appears to have been removed from an old frame.
Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos, items & paper from US & UK flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)
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