George Ogilvy Reid The Baptism of Prince Maurice of Battenberg 1891


Born 1851
Died 1928
Nationality Scottish
Birth place Leith
Death place Edinburgh

Reid was born in Leith and worked as an engraver before studying at the Trustee's Academy in Edinburgh. He was primarily a painter of Scottish genre and historical scenes in the manner of Orchardson and Pettie, but he also painted portraits and landscapes. In 1891 Queen Victoria commissioned him to paint a commemorative picture of the christening of one of her grandsons at Balmoral. He lived in Edinburgh and was a member of the Royal Scottish Academy, where he was a regular exhibitor.