George Goodwin Kilburne was an English artist specialising in precisely drawn interiors with figures. He preferred the watercolours, although he as well worked in oils, pencil and engraving. His paintings frequently portrayed the upper classes and ultra-fashionable female beauties in late 18th and early 19th-century fashion. His depiction of this beauty was enhanced by his concentration to detail with dress, and abundantly decorated interiors. During his lifetime Kilburne's paintings would have been considered traditional, especially compared to the work of contemporaries such as the artists of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. He was elected a member of the New Watercolour Society, became a member of the Royal Miniature Society and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 1883. Kilburne's paintings and watercolors can be seen today in many art galleries all over the world.