Lionel Ellis, Lionel Ellis A.R.C.A.

“Gods and Goddesses Celebrate the Arrival of Venus” Realist Classical Painting 1932



Oil on board


20th Century Classical painting by British artist Lionel Ellis ARCA. The painting depicts Venus as the central figure with a horse and a group of musicians. The artist's name is engraved on a small plate at the bottom of the frame. Framed in a beautiful golden frame.

Artist Biography

Lionel Ellis ARCA (1903-1988) was an important twentieth-century painter, illustrator, engraver, and teacher who specialized in portraits, as well as equestrian and floral subjects. He studied at the Plymouth School of Art 1918-22 and the Royal College of Art 1922-25 and won a traveling scholarship in 1925 traveling to Colarossi's, Paris, Florence, and Rome. He taught at Wimbledon School of Art between 1937 and 1968 and lived in Headley, Surrey. His partner was fellow artist Barbara Shaw. His work is held at the V&A Museum, the British Museum, and provincial museums. He exhibited 1927-33. New English Art Club 3, Redfern Gallery 45.

Dimensions With Frame

H 26.25 in x W 30.25 in x D 2.5 in

Dimensions Without Frame

H 20 in. x W 24 in.