Pencil, signed with monogram. Measures 36cm x 25cm. Condition: Sheet clean with gentle ruckling. Presents well. Provenance: Abbott & Holder. Framed.
George Adolphus Storey RA (1834 – 1919) was an English portrait painter, genre painter and illustrator. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1852 and studied at the Royal Academy schools from 1854. He was strongly influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites but gave them up under influence of Charles Robert Leslie. Storey worked in North London, establishing a reputation as a genre and portrait painter, and also as an illustrator. He drew elegant pictures of middle-class people for love stories and the like. Storey became ARA in 1875 and was a member of the Arts Club from 1874–95. He exhibited at the British Institution, the Royal Society of British Artists in Suffolk Street and the New Watercolour Society. Storey moved in the same artistic circles as James McNeill Whistler, with whom he was well acquainted.