An original watercolour by Doris Zinkeisen (1898-1991) for the 1948 play, The High Toby, depicting Lord Featherby Act II/ Scene I
Art Sz: 14.5"H x 10"W
Frame Sz: 21"H x 16.5"W
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Doris Clare Zinkeisen (31 July 1898 – 3 January 1991) was a Scottish theatrical stage and costume designer, painter, commercial artist, and writer. She was best known for her work in theatrical design.
Zinkeisen's realist style made her popular as a portraitist and she became a well-known society painter. The subject matter of her paintings, society portraiture, equestrian portraiture, and scenes from the parks of London and Paris reflect the lifestyle of the upper class at the time. An early success was her 1925 portrait of the actor Elsa Lanchester.