Isobel Lilian Gloag: The Magic Mantle, 1898 (detail)
Isobel Lilian Gloag (1865-1917) was an English painter, known for her oil and watercolour portraits, as well as posters and stained-glass designs. Born in London, her early studies were at St.John's Wood Art School, and she later studied at the Slade School of Fine Art. She exhibited a total of 19 works at the Royal Academy, was an elected a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the New Society of Painters in Water-Colours.
Her earlier works were inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites, while later works were more modern, and considered as examples of post-Victorian Aestheticism. She made several designs for the stained-glass artist Mary Lowndes. Suffering from health problems throughout her life, she died in London in 1917, at the early age of 51.
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