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JAMES WILLIAM GILES RSA (1801-1870)

1801 to 1870, Scottish

Prowling Lion

Oil on canvas

Indistinctly signed and dated 1865

41.00 x 56.00 cm    16.14 x 22.05 inches


Prowling Lion

James Giles was born in Glasgow in 1801, the son of a textile designer. It appears that the family moved to Aberdeen when he was comparatively young as he studied at the Aberdeen Art School and he spent most of his life there, sending his paintings for exhibition from an address in Bon Accord Street.

Giles had shown an early aptitude for painting and ...
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