George W. Chambers

Large Portrait of Hester Prynne From the "Scarlet Letter", 1885



Oil on Canvas


Realistic portrait painting of Hester Prynne from the famous Novel "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Behind the women is an idealized background with a pond and flowers growing by her feet. The painting is signed by the artist and dated. It is framed in a decorative gold frame.

Artist Biography

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, George W Chambers settled in Nashville, Tennessee where in 1885, he began teaching at the Watkins Institute, a prestigious art school and exhibition venue. In the 1890s, he joined the faculty of the Nashville School of Art. Later in his career, he focused on decorative art and stained glass. Chambers studied at the St. Louis School of Fine Art under Carl Gutherz, and in 1880 went to Paris as a student of Jean Leon Gerome. Exhibition venues included the Paris Salon, Pennsylvania Academy and the Art Institute of Chicago.


H 70 in. x W 55.5 in. x D 5 in.

Dimensions without Frame

H 51 in x W 36 in x D 1 in.
Large Portrait of Hester Prynne From the "Scarlet Letter", 1885