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

"The Arrival of Venus" 20th Century Realist Figurative Classical Painting 1932



Oil on canvas


A fine large early 20th-century depiction of the Arrival of Venus accompanied by Tritons, oil on canvas. Good quality and condition example of Lionel Ellis's work. The piece is framed and inscribed on the verso.

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 from 1927-33. New English Art Club 3, Redfern Gallery 45.

Dimensions With Frame

H 31.75 in x W 35.75 in x D 1.75 in

Dimensions Without Frame

H 25 in. x W 30 in.