A Cellist

Beatrice Huntington

  • Artist

    Beatrice Huntington

  • Date

    c. 1925

  • Medium

    Oil on canvas

  • Object number


  • Dimensions unframed

    60 × 46 cm

  • Dimensions framed

    80 × 66.6 × 6 cm

  • Subject


  • Copyright

    © The William Syson Foundation.


Beatrice Huntington, 1889-1988

Beatrice Huntington was a celebrated Scottish protrait painter in the 1920s and 1930s. She was born in St Andrews and trained in Paris, Munich and London. Huntington was also a celebrated cellist, having studied the cello in Leipzig. She moved to Dundee after WWI to study under the painter William Macdonald whom she later married in 1925. The two artists moved to a flat on Hanover Street, Edinburgh in 1929, spending the rest of their lives living their whilst travelling extensively throughout Europe.