The Children’s Story Book by Sophie Gengembre Anderson was created in 1890. The painting is in Birmingham Museums Trust. The size of the work is 100,3 x 125,7 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.
The Artist: French painter Sophie Gengembre Anderson was born in Paris in 1823. Being the daughter of a Parisian architect, the artist began to work with portraits from early ages alongside Baron von Steuben. When the revolt of 1848 erupted, he went to America with his family and settled in Cincinnati. In 1854 he married British artist Walter Anderson and went to England. A year later he exhibited his paintings at the Royal Academy.