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    Oil on Board, 35x24cm. Milner R.B.C., R.W.A. 1860-1939 The artist arrived in St. Ives from Cheltenham, after studying at both Wakefield and Doncaster Art Schools. In the 1890's he exhibited views of Lelant at the Royal Academy. From 1903 to the end of his life he lived at Zareba on Trelohyan Hill, but traveled extensively, painting not only in the Cotswolds and Kent, but also abroad in France, Spain and Portugal. At the March Show Day in 1911 he exhibited 'A Bracing Breeze to a Gale it Grew', 'Westward as the Sun Went Down', and 'Portalegre', all in oils working from Piazza Studios, St. Ives. Working locally with STISA, he showed three large canvases at Show Day in 1924, and from 1926 with NAG. His titles include: 'Cotswold Stream' (RA 1912), 'The Pool' (1913), 'Low Tide on Bar, Evening on the South Downs' (1924), 'October Mists in Berkshire' (1924), 'The Pool Below the Hatch, Willow Herb' and 'On the Great Ouse'. Tovey comments on this fascination for Corfe Castle (Dorset) which repeatedly featured in his work. He was survived by his wife, also an artist member of STISA (no records), who died in 1947.
  • Carruthers Gould R.B.A., R.W.A. 1870-1948 The son of the Victorian caricaturist Sir Francis Carruthers Gould lived for many years at Doverhay in Porlock. He first exhibited at the principal London Galleries from 1892 and was elected a member of both the R.B.A. and the R.W.A. He produced a good deal of work in both oil and water-colour of Exmoor and the surrounding countryside and has an enthusiastic following.
  • Oil on Canvas, 90x120cm. Thomas J Banks exh. 1860-1885 Provenance: Exhibition label verso with title and artists address 'Goathland via York' (it can reasonable be assumed that the artist sent this specific painting for exhibition). A stunning and evocative painting by the York based artist Thomas J Banks who first exhibited his work at the Royal Institute in 1860. He continued to be a regular exhibitor at the Institute, Suffolk Street and specifically the Royal Society of British Artists. He was primarily a landscape painter working in and around his native Yorkshire and also making regular trips to Scotland. There are a good number of recorded works painted near Goathland which may indicate him living there at some time.
  • Oil on Canvas, 60x50cm. Stone exh.1935- Provenance: Ex private collection. This wonderful painting is very evocative of post war England and beautifully observed. Little is known of this fascinating artist, although we have had work by him in the past. His first recorded address is in Brighton, when in the pre-war years he visited Cornwall and exhibited a number of Cornish paintings at the Royal Academy during this period. Following World War II, he continued to exhibit at the Academy from addresses in Sussex at Rottingdean and Newheaven.
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    Oil on Canvas, 71x71cm. William Shackleton 1872-1933 Provenance: Royal Academy Exhibit 1900. William Shackleton, a painter of subject interest and landscapes, he was born in Bradford on January 14th 1872. The son of a paper manufacturer and merchant, William was educated locally at Bradford Grammar School. On leaving school he went on to study at Bradford Techical College. His training at Bradford enhanced his natural abilities in drawing and painting, enabling him to win a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in 1893. In 1896 a further scholarship from the British Institute enabled him to persue his studies in Paris and Italy. William Shackleton was highly influenced by Turner and his acquaintance Watts, the master of symbolism. Indeed shackleton described his own work as 'conscientious symbolism'. On his return to England, Shackleton settled in Fulham. He shared a studio with fellow painters Philip Connard and Oliver Onions in Chelsea. He spend the summer months with Edward Stott in Sussex. He began to exhibit on a regular basis: 1895-1919 Included in exhibitions at the Royal Academy, 1899 Exhibited with the New English Art Club, finally becoming a member in 1909. 1910 Solo show at the Goupil Gallery 1913 A further show at the Twenty-One Gallery 1910-1922 Represented Britain at the Venice Biennale 1919 After WWI, he acquired a cottage beneath Goredale Scar, and spent much time painting the area. 1927 Exhibition at Barbizon House He died in London on 9th January 1933. A memorial exhibition was held in Bradford that year at Cartwright Hall. Examples of Shackleton's work can be found locally at Cartwright Hall and nationally at the Tate.
  • Oil on Board, 34x23cm. Ernest Borough Johnson 1867-1949 Inscribed verso March 1916. Born in Shifnal in Shropshire, Johnson was a painter in oils, watercolours, tempera and pastel of portraits, figure subjects and landscapes. He was also an important lithographer, etcher and charcoal draughtsman. Johnson studied at the Slade School under Alphonse Legros and at the Herkomer School, Bushey. He exhibited very widely at the principal London galleries from 1886 and extensively abroad. Elected an RBA in 1896, RI in 1906 - he received an Honourable Mention at the Paris Salon in 1922, and a silver medal in 1923. Amongst his published books were 'The Art of the Pencil' which is a wonderful record of his fine draughtsmanship. He was Professor of Fine Arts, Bedford College, London University, and for fifteen years Headmaster of the Art Department of Chelsea Polytechic. Amongst his highly successful work as an illustrator was Thomas Hardy's 'Tess of the D'Urbevilles'. His work is represented in public collections worldwide.
  • Oil on Board, 40x32cm. James Docharty A.R.S.A. 1829-1878 Docharty was born in the calico-printing district of the Vale of Leven, at Bonhill, near Bumbarton, where his father was employed in one of the numerous works for which that locality divides its fame with football playing. He served his apprenticeship as a pattern designer, which profession he persued in Glasgow until about 1861, when he took seriously to the profession of a landscape-painter, for which he always had a strong predilection. His first studies of any consequence were made at the village of Ardenadarn, a watering place on the Holy Loch on the Clyde, after which the establishment of the Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts afforded him an opportunity of putting his works before the public. The quality of his landscapes, in which the character of Scottish landscape was simply and truthfully delineated, rapidly brought him into notice, and led to his election as an Associate of the Scottish Academy in 1877. He was a regular exhibitor at the local exhibitions, the Scottish Academy, and during the last few years of his life, at the Royal Academy, where his works were favourably noticed. In the spring on 1866, on account of his heath begining to fail, he left for a trip to Egypt, in the course of which he made some sketches of Nile scenery which he never wrought out; and afterwards spent some months at the Isle of Wight, in spite of the pulmonary complaint from which he had been suffering terminated fatally in Glasgow in 1878.
  • Oil on Canvas, 58x50cm. Gustave Lino 1893-1961 Provenance: Ex-private collection, Paris Gustave Lino was a French painter born in Mulhouse, October 27th 1893, and died in Algiers in 1961. He sailed for Algiers at the age of 19 in 1912, but was put in "civil prison" in Ajecco, Corsica in 1914 as a German citizen (Mulhouse was part of the German Empire since 1871). He spent the First World War on the Island of Beauty and painted among other subjects the historic Hotel Solferino Ajaccio and also completed religious decorations at the Castle Malaspena, Massa Belgodere. By December 1918 he had returned to Algiers, where he became a pupil of Georges-Antoine Rochegrosse. He exhibited at the Salon of French Artists in 1926, and Danton gallery Rue La Boetie in 1927. Besides Algeria, where there are paintings permanently held in Algiers and Bou-Saada, he travelled to Italy (coast of Naples, Sicily), Spain, Morocco and Tunisia; Sidi Bou Said, Tunis-Bizerte. He was a painter of the group known as the "Painters of Poetic Reality" (with Jean Cavailles Legueult, Planson, Maurice Brianchon), and was a close friend of Albert Marquet. Marcelle Marquet said of him that "he succeeded better than the Marquet himself". He was also praised by Albert Camus who said of Gustave Lino "His seascapes, if one feels the influence of Marquet, are not less real successes, sensitive, fresh and unique" (about the Salon Algerian artists of 1934). His palette is very colourful, often linear, with a predilection for a blue motif, not just of the northern cities of Algeria, but also the landscapes of southern Laghouat, Touggourt or El Oued, and Italy. He was a prominent member of the School of Algiers, he exhibited at the Galerie de l'Institut rue de Seine in 1956, and posthumously received the last Grand Prix Artistic of Ageria in 1962.
  • Oil on Board, 48x41cm. Arthur Spooner 1873-1962 Provenance: Available on purchase. Arthur Spooner taught landscape and figurative painting at the Nottingham College of Art in the early to mid 1900's. A member of the Royal Society of Artists, he was feted during his lifetime and is one of Nottingham's most famous painters. His earlier work included landscapes, portraits, and figure subjects, but few have survived. Today portraits by Arthur Spooner may sell for five figure sums, but the Goose Fair was bought for much more. In 2004, after a bidding war, Sir Harry Djanogly purchased the painting for £218,050.
  • Oil on Canvas, 76x60cm. Hubert Arthur Finney 1905-1991 Provenance: Purchased from the artists son. Hubert Arthur Finney was a talented draughtsman by the age of 14. He won a trade scholarship to Beckenham School of Art and then moved to the Royal College of Art in 1924. He won the prestigious traveling scholarship to Italy and was befriended by the then Principal later Sir, William Rothenstein. His friends and contemporaries included Charles Mahoney, Percy Horton, Gerald Ososki, Barnett Friedman and Edward Le Bas. During the war he served in the Civil Defence in London driving ambulances, but became ill in late 1944 with pleurosy from debris dust. In 1945 he moved to Wokingham in Berkshire with his new wife Amy, and in 1946 too a post with the University of Reading as a lecturer in fine art where he predominantly taught life drawing. He went to the University of Milwaukee on an exchange in 1965 and on his retirement returned to England and moved to Somerset in 1969 where he lived until his death in 1991. His works have been exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Academy, the Louvre in Paris and some are held in public collections. A studio sale was held in 2007 by the late Duncan Campbell in his South Kensington Gallery.
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    Oil on Canvas, 90x64cmcm. Alexander C Koolman R.P., R.B.A. 1907-1998 Alex Koolman was a noted painter in oil and pastel of portraits and figures, often in interiors. He exhibited regularly at the Royal Society of British Artists, being elected a member in 1948, and also with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. An example of his work is held by Kirklees Muesums & Galleries. He lived in London for many years.
  • Oil on Board, 74.5x64cm. Alexander C Koolman R.P., R.B.A. 1907-1998 Alex Koolman was a noted painter in oil and pastel of portraits and figures, often in interiors. He exhibited regularly at the Royal Society of British Artists, being elected a member in 1948, and also with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. An example of his work is held by Kirklees Muesums & Galleries. He lived in London for many years.
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    Oil on Board, 90x80cm. James Kessell 1915-1978 Provenance : Ex-private collection, R.O.I. exhibit 1953. Born in Coventry, James Kessell specialised in oils. He was the son of James Everett Kessell and studied at the Coventry School of Art from 1928-1934. He exhibited at numerous principal galleries including the Royal Academy, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Society of Marine Artists etc. His work is held in a number of public collections.
  • Oil on Canvas, 52x59cm. Edward Burnham Hughes N.E.A.C. 1905-1987 Provenance: New English Art Club exhibit (exhibition label verso) Frank Hughes was born at St. Pancras, London. He studied at St. Martin's School of Art in the 1920's and served in the British Army in WW2. In order to support himself he worked in administration for the London Water Board. He had an important friendship with the painter Edward Bishop R.B.A., N.E.A.C. Other contemporaries were Francis Gower, Brian Blow and Ronald Horton. He also worked with Marjorie Jenkins at and around Gooseberry Cottage, Lindsey Tye, near Hadleigh, Suffolk. His partner in later years was Kathleen Haacke MBE. He traveled with her in Italy and France, producing on their travels drawings and watercolours of landscapes and cafes: these formed the basis of subsequent paintings, often, like his portraits, dark and small. He had a hatred of the establishment and was very left wing in his outlook. He spent most of his life in Hampstead and North London, working from a studio in Muswell Hill for 25 years.
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    Watercolour, 43x54cm. Clifford Fishwick 1923-1997 Provenance : Ex private collection. Painter in oil watercolour and gouache, lithographer and mural painter. Fishwick was born on June 21st 1923 at Rising Bridge near Accrington in Lancashire. He studied at Liverpool College of Art from 1940-1942, 1946-1947 and in New York. Fishwick held his first solo exhibition in 1957 at St. George's Gallery, Lancashire and subsequently exhibited widely, including shows at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of Artists and the R.W.A. He was a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists and his work is represented in a number of private and public collections. From 1958 to 1984 he was Principal of Exeter College of Art. Most of his works originated from sensations aroused by coast and landscapes and as well as a painter, was an accomplished rock climber and yachtsman.
  • Oil on Board, 38x48cm. Connard R.A., R.W.S., N.E.A.C., N.P.S., I.S. 1875-1958 Born in Southport, Lancashire, he worked first as a house painter at the same time taking evening classes which resulted in him recieving a scholarship to the Royal College of Art to study textile design. His training as a painter began in 1898 when with the aid of a British Institution travelling scholarship he enrolled at the Atelier Julian in Paris. On his return he worked as an illustrator for Bodley Head. From 1909 he became a regular visitor with the New English Art Club and as a result developed a close relationship with Philip Wilson Street, often accompanying him on painting excursions. He quickly established himself as both a fine landscape and portrait painter and was a founder member of the National Portrait Society. He was invalided out of the army after the battle of the Somme and became an official war artist in the Royal Navy until 1918. Connard had a long and distingushed career, being elected a member of the Royal Academy in 1925.
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    Oil on Board, 42x36cm. Ronald Ossory Dunlop R.A., R.B.A., N.E.A.C., L.G. 1896-1973 Provenance: Ex private collection. Born in Dublin, a painter of figure subjects, landscapes, portraits and still life. He was educated at Saffron Walden in Essex and worked for an advertising agency from the age of nineteen and after the First World War abandoned this for painting. He attended evening classes at the Wimbledon School of Art, and also studied in Manchester and Paris. In 1923 he founded the Emotionist Group of Writers and Artists. He held his first one-man show in 1928 at the Redfern Gallery. His work is represented in numerous public collections.
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    Oil on Canvas, 63x52cm. Freda Marston R.B.A., R.O.I. 1895-1949 Freda Marston, nee Culow was born in Hampstead, and studied at the very first polytechnic - Regent Street Polytechnic, founded in 1838 - followed by four years in Italy with John Terrick Williams R.A. Williams was a landscapist working in oils, watercolour and pastels, and his luminescent style greatly influenced his pupil. In 1922 she married another landscape painter, Reginald St. Clair Marston (1886-1943). She was a prolific artist, exhibiting at the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, the Royal Society of Artists Birmingham, the Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, Manchester City Art Gallery, and the Royal Society of Women Artists. She was elected to the R.B.A. in 1924 and the R.O.I. in 1925. She was also the only female artist commissioned by British Rail, the London, Midland and Scottish, and the London and North Eastern Railways to produce prosters and the shallow horizontal paintings used for artwork in the railways carriages. Works in public collections include Flood the Amberley (Towner Art Gallery); Duncombe Park, Yorkshire and Lastingham, Yorkshire, both original British Railway carriage prints (National Railway Musuem).
  • Oil on Canvas, 58x48cm. McCrossan 1863-1934 One of the most respected of the early St. Ives painters this exceptional example dates from circa 1910. Mary McCrossan was born in Liverpool and studied at the Liverpool School of Art before progressing on to the Academie Delecluse in Paris. On leaving Paris she then studied under Julius Olsson in St. Ives. She held several one-man shows at the Ballie and Beaux Arts galleries between 1909 and 1928. Lived in 126 Cheyne Walk and travelled extensively until 1929 when she moved to St. Ives permanently. Exhibited at the Royal Academy and the R.B.A.
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    Oil on Canvas, 50x42cm. William Dacre Adams N.P.S. 1864-1951 William Dacre Adams was educated at Radley College and Exeter College, Oxford. He studied art under Herkomer at Bushey in Hertfordshire and later in Munich. He exhibited at many of the principal London galleries including the Royal Academy and the Royal Institute and in particular the Fine Art Society. He was elected a member of the Royal Portrait Society and was Associate Societie Nationale de Beaux Arts. He lived for a time at Lechdale, Gloucestershire; London, and finally at Lewes, Sussex.
  • Oil on Board, 30x38cm. Clifford Frith b.1924 A well executed portrait probably painted in the early 1850's by one of Australia's leading artists. Clifford Frith was born in London in 1924 where he studied at the Camberwell and St. Martin's School of Art. He emigrated to Australia in 1977. Over the past fifty years he has participated in many solo and group exhibitions in Australia, Canada and the UK. He is principally known for his sculptures and has received many public commissions. However, he was no slouch with a brush being a finalist in the Doug Moran Portrait Prize for his portrait of Robyn Archer. Clifford Frith's work is featured in numerous public, corporate and private collections nationally and internationally including the Tate Gallery, London; South London Gallery; Hull Art Gallery; Tel Aviv Art Gallery, Israel; Contemporary Art Society, London; Sussex University; United National Gallery of Australia; Art Gallery of South Australia; Parliament House, Canberra; Fliners University of South Australia; Adelaide Festival Centre; South Australian College of Advanced Education and Adelaide University.
  • Oil on Canvas, 52x42cm. Murray R.A., P.R.I., R.S.A. 1849-1933 One of the most influential and respected painters of his period, David Murray was born in Glasgow. After spending eleven years with a mercantile firm he was to become an artist and studied at the Glasgow School of Art. In his early years he painted almost exclusively in Scotland before moving to London in 1883. Following this period he travelled extensively on the continent in particular Italy. He was knighted in 1918.
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    Oil on Board, 42x35cm. Mathy 1897-1978 A belgian artist, he was born in Landen and studied art at the Academy of Verviers before furthering his education in Antwerp. His studies were cut short by the outbreak of World War I with the young artist joining the army as a volunteer. His next four years would be spent in the trenches. It was during this period that he met, and was befriended by the great landscape painter Henri Houben, a chance meeting that was to pave the way for his later success as an artist. Unlike many of his contemporaries who by now were embracing expressionism, stylistically Heni Mathy still remained in the 19th Century tradition concerned with the accurate depiction of rural life. His work is renowned for its highly atmospheric quality. its subtle yet evocative colouring and technical mastery. A frequent exhibitor at numerous exhibitions throughout Belguim, he also showed in France and Germany during the 1920's. Henri Mathy died in Brussels in 1978 but his paintings can be seen today in the provincial museums of Brabant and Hainaut as well as the city museums of Charletroi, Mons and Verviers in Belgium.
  • Watercolour, 94x70cm. Augustus Walford Weedon R.I., R.B.A. 1838-1908 Augustus Walford Weedon was born in London and painting in watercolour specialised in landscape subjects, depicting views in England, Scotland and Wales. He is also known to have travelled to Holland where he produced views mostly of canals and waterways. He exhibited extensively in London and provincial galleries, where his works were well received. He was elected to the Society of British Artists in 1883, and to the Royal Institue of Painters in Watercolours in 1887. An Exhibition of his works was held at the Fine Art Society in London in June 1908, and two of his paintings are recorded as hanging in the Melbourne and Sydney Art Galleries in Australia.
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    Oil on Canvas, 55x45cm. Hornby N.E.A.C. 1914-1996 Anna Hornby was born on the 6th of April 1914 and was educated at the independent Westonbirt School, Gloucestershire. She went on to study art in Florence with landscape and flower painter Aubrey Waterfield in 1934, and later that year enrolled at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London where she studied under Francis Ernest Jackson, graduating in 1940. Apart from painting, calligraphy was Anna's other great passion - in 1952 she was appointed Honorary Secretary of the Society for Italic Handwriting, a post she held until 1962. Through her interest in calligraphy and her association with the Society, she became acquainted with Alfred John Fairbank, whose portrait Anna painted (exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1961). Anna was also a member of the Art Works' Guild and was elected a member of the New English Art Club in 1971. She exhibited widely with no fewer than 13 pictures at the Royal Academy, additionally she exhibited at the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours, The Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the Royal Society of British Artists. Anna Hornby died in 1996, bequeathing paintings by Peter Greenham and Francis Ernest Jackson to the Ashmolean Museum of Art, Oxford. Many of her papers and letters, including correspondence with Alfred John Fairbank are held in the national archives of the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford and the National Art Library, London.
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    Oil on Paper, 43x53cm. Duncan James Corrowr Grant 1885 - 1978 Private Collection. Provenance : Clarissa Roche, with interesting accompanying letter.
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    Watercolour, 72x63cm. Massey Wright 1777-1866 Provenance: Another version by the artist is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Born in London, John Massey Wright began to exhibit at the Royal Academy in 1808. He married Ann Meadows in 1809 and they continued to live in central London. In 1820 he joined the Old Watercolour Society, and he continued to be a member until his death in 1866. Massey Wright produced several bodies of work as a figure painter, watercolourist and later as an illustrator, illustrating work by writers such as Walter Scott, Robert Burns, Mary Shelley and Byron.
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    Oil on Canvas, 37x40cm. Costa 1867-1931 An important portrait from the Newlyn School by the highly desirable portrait painter John da Costa. The painting is signed and importantly dated 1890 when Newlyn painting and painters were at the height of their influence in British art. In 1890 a writer mentioned Stanhope Forbes' old studio and then went on 'Now it is occupied by the youngest member of the Newlyn colony, Mr. John da Costa, fresh from the Paris schooles, and barely twenty three, has yet had a picture on the line at the Grovesnor and another at the Academy'. John da Costa was born in Teignmouth and was recognised as an artist of great potential early in his career by Frederick, Lord Leighton. He received awards at the Paris Salon in 1906 and 1907, and he was a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. In 1974 a memorial exhibition was dedicated to John da Costa of paintings from the collection of Mrs. Elizabeth M. Richards at Leighton House, London.
  • Oil on Canvas, 75x63cm. Leonard Richmond R.B.A., R.I., R.O.I., P.S. d.1965 Leonard Richmond studied at the Taunton School of Art and Chelsea Polytechnic. He was a prolific exhibitor at the Fine Art Society, Royal Academy, Cooling and Walker's Galleries and also showed widely overseas winning a number of awards. These included the Tuthill prize at the Chicago International Watercolour Exhibition in 1928 and in 1947 a silver medal at the Paris Salon.
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    Oil on Board, 34x27cm. Algernon Mayow Talmage R.A., R.O.I., R.W.A., A.R.E. 1871-1939 Talmage studied at the Herkomer School and in St. Ives, staying on in the town to assist Julius Olsson at his painting school. He went on to exhibit internationally, winning medals in America and in Paris and he was elected a full Royal Academician in 1929. Like many of his St. Ives colleagues he favoured moonlit subjects painted in a restrained impressionist manner intending to convey atmosphere and mood.
  • Oil on Board, 57x47cm. Algernon Mayow Talmage R.A., R.O.I., R.W.A., A.R.E. 1871-1939 Talmage studied at the Herkomer School and in St. Ives, staying on in the town to assist Julius Olsson at his painting school. He went on to exhibit internationally, winning medals in America and in Paris and he was elected a full Royal Academician in 1929. Like many of his St. Ives colleagues he favoured moonlit subjects painted in a restrained impressionist manner intending to convey atmosphere and mood.
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    Oil on Canvas, 60x49cm. Augustus William Enness R.B.A. b.1876 An interesting and original painter principally in oils he was born in Whitby in Yorkshire. He moved to London and had a studio in St. John's Wood from 1915. His work was much admired and he exhibited at numerous important galleries including the Royal Academy, Royal Institute and the Royal Society of British Artists. In addition he also exhibited in Scotland at the Royal Scottish Academy and the Glasgow Institute.
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    Oil on Board, 76x56cm. Russell R.B.A., R.I., R.O.I., R.S.M.A. 1892-1970 Gyrth Russell was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia in April 1892, the last of eight children. His father, a canadian M.P., was also Supreme High Court Judge for Nova Scotia. At the age of fourteen, Gyrth began his artistic career at Halifax School of Art, and quickly graduated to the School of Art at Boston Mass'. His first job was as a draughtsman in the Public Works Department of Canade, in Halifax. It was during this period he saw and sketched the cable ship 'Mackay Bennett' returning to her Halifax Station, her decks piled high with coffins containing bodies found after the Titanic disaster. In 1911 Gyrth left Canada to study at the Academie Julian and Academie Calorossi in Paris. At the outbreak of War, Gyrth left France for London where he was commissioned, under the command of Lord Beaverbrook, as an official War Artist for the Canadian Sector, and spent most of 1918 in Northern France painting the ravaged landscapes. During the course of the First World War he worked with amongst others, Augustus John, Orpen and Frank Brangwyn. Between the wars Gyrth earned his living as an artist in film studios, designing Railway posters, lecturing and writing. During this time he was elected to membership of the R.B.A., R.I., R.O.I., and the R.S.M.A., as well as being an active member of the Langham Sketchclub. In 1944, bombed out of London, Gyrth moved to Yorkshire, where apart from continuing his work as an artist, he became a regular visiting lecturer at Doncaster School of Art. In 1953 he moved for the last time, to Penarth in South Wales, where he continued to work until his death in December 1970. Whilst in South Wales his talents as an artist and a lecturer were as much in demand as ever. He became an active member of both the Watercolour Society of Wales and the South Wales Art Society. Gyrth Russell was a prolific and talented artist whose works were much more sought after during his lifetime and have become increasingly more so since his death.
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    Watercolour, 73x62cm. Alexander Kellock Brown R.S.A., R.S.W., R.I. 1849-1923 Kellock Brown was born in Edinburgh studying first at the Glasgow School of Art and later attending Heatherley's in London. His first Royal Academy painting was exhibited in 1872 and he became a regular exhibitor both in London and in the principal Scottish galleries from this date. He was to spend much of his life in Glasgow and remains a painter in the true Scottish watercolour tradition. Additional details on request.
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    Oil on Canvas, 100x87cm. James Horton R.B.A. b.1948 James Horton studied first at the Sir John Cass School of Art and then at the Royal College of Art. He was quickly given his first one-man show at the Hay Galleries, Hay on Wye and quickly followed with others in Belfast, Dublin, Cambridge and Stockholm. Horton has exhibited at many principal London galleries including the Royal Academy, Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Portrait Society, New English Art Club etc. Additional information on request.
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    Oil on Canvas, 44x38cm. William Selby R.O.I., R.W.S., R.B.A., N.E.A.C., R.S.W. b.1933 William Selby was born in Yorkshire in 1933, the eldest son of a Yorkshire coal miner. For a while he followed his father and became a coal miner, later working in the engineering and insurance industries, but a love of painting has always been a recurring theme in his career. A self taught artist painting in various mediums, William Selby's subject matter is usually still life, landscapes, musicians and figures, and his work demonstrates a strong, bold use of colour and vibrancy, developed by applying layer upon layer with painterly brushstrokes. William Selby is particularly well known for his still life paintings, with everyday objects suspended above colourful backgrounds. His landscape paintings are full of atmosphere with patchwork fields arranged into a vivid abstract design. In recent years Selby has emerged as an important name in British art. His contemporary paintings have created an impressive following and Selby has had solo exhibitions at many galleries in London and the provinces and has exhibited at the principal Academies, Institutes and Societies of Arts, where he has won many major art awards and fellowships. William Selby is an elected member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the Royal Water Colour Society, the Royal Society of British Artists, New English Art Club and the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour.
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    Oil on Canvas, 78x94cm. b.1926 Ken Paine was born in Lambeth, London in 1926. He studied at Twickenham College of Art and later with R.O. Dunlop RA. After travelling extensively for several years, the artist settled in the United States. It was during this time that he further developed his interest in portraiture, and of the character studies which have become his life's work. He travelled all around the States, painting people from all walks of life, before returning to England to set up his studio. Since 1962 the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the Pastel Society have exhibited his work, and his commissions have included many dignitaries and celebrities. Paine is a member of the Pastel Society and the Societie des Pastellistes de France. He has won numerous awards for his portraiture both in the UK and France. His work has been exhibited widely over the years and he has held many solo exhibitions. In 1999 a major retrospective of his work was stages in Bath Museum. In 2004 Toulouse Museum acquired two of his works. Ken Paine works in all media, but pastel is the medium for which he is most well known. His work leans towards the romantic and shows genuine pathos without being sentimental. The vitality revealed in his portraits can be awe-inspiring. The artist's empathy with his subjects produces a quite unique artistic result which is admired world wide. A beautifully illustrated biography: 'Ken Paine - His life and work' by Michael Simonow, was published by Mechanick Excersises in 1997. In 2001 an hour long documentary on his life and work was commissioned by Sky Television's cultural channel. Purchased from a private collection, full provenance and additional information is available.
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    Oil on Board, 38x47cm. James Horton R.B.A. b.1948 James Horton studied first at the Sir John Cass School of Art and then at the Royal College of Art. He was quickly given his first one-man show at the Hay Galleries, Hay on Wye and quickly followed with others in Belfast, Dublin, Cambridge and Stockholm. Horton has exhibited at many principal London galleries including the Royal Academy, Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Portrait Society, New English Art Club etc. Additional information on request.
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    Etching, 34x40cm. William Lee Hankey R.W.S., R.I., R.O.I., R.E., N.S. 1869 - 1952 Provenance : Ex private collection. Lee Hankey studied under Walter Schroeder at the Royal College of Art having spent an earlier period at the Chester School of Art. He later continued his studies in Paris. He exhibited at many of the principal London galleries from 1893, gaining election to a number of important societies. In 1902 he was elected president of the London Sketch Club. He won a gold medal at the Barcelona International Exhibition and a bronze medal in Chicago. He also exhibited at the Paris Salon and other important galleries. He spent much of his time in the French countryside painting the everyday life of the French peasant. This is a particularly fine etching by the artist in a medium in which he excelled.
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    Oil on Canvas, 88x108cm. Garnet Ruskin Wolseley 1884 - 1967 Provenance : Ex private collection, It seems likely that the children depicted in this work are the daughters of Lamorna Birch and the setting is Lamorna in Cornwall. Garnet Wolseley started his formal training under Herbert Van Herkomer continuing his studies at the Slade under Henry Tonks and Fred Brown where he won a gold medal. In 1908 aged 24 he moved to Newlyn, quickly forging a close relationship with Harold and Laura Knight who had moved from Staithes the previous year. Both these artists had a considerable effect on his development as an artist.
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    Oil on Canvas, 55x44cm. Florence A Saltmer exh. 1882 - 1908 An artist with a distinctive style, Florence Saltmer lived at various times in London, Surrey and Sussex. She exhibited with considerable success at numerous principal London galleries including the Royal Academy, Royal Institute, Royal Society of Oil Painters, Society of Women Artists etc.
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    Watercolour, 44x54cm. Joseph Twigg 1884 - 1912 Provenance : Dudley Gallery (original label verso). A superb example of the work of watercolourist Joseph Twigg. In original condition it is mounted in an excellent water gilded watts frame. The artist specialised in landscape and architectural subjects and exhibited in London at principal galleries that included the Royal Academy and the Royal Institute. His principal gallery, the Dudley Gallery, was a regular venue for his work. He lived at various times in Walton on Thames, Eastbourne and Northwood in Middlesex.
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    Oil on Board, 58x50cm. Alexander Jamieson R.O.I., I.S. 1873 - 1927 An important Scottish painter, he studied at the Haldane Academy in Glasgow where he won a scholarship to Paris in 1898. He was elected a member of the International Sculptors, Painters and Gravers and a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. His first one-man show was held at the Carfax Gallery in 1912. His work is represented in a number of important public collections.
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    Oil on Canvas, 57x43cm. James Campbell Noble R.S.A. 1846 - 1913 James Campbell Noble was born in Edinburgh, studying first at the board of manufacture in Edinburge and later at the school of the Royal Scottish Academy under J.P.Charles and McTaggart where he won the Keith prize. He exhibited in London at the Royal Academy in 1880 and was elected as a full member of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1892.
  • Watercolour, 56x44cm. Dudley Hardy R.I., R.B.A., R.M.S., P.S. 1867 - 1922 An exceptional talent Dudley Hardy was the eldest son of the marine painter Thomas Bush Hardy. He studied first under his father and then at the age of fifteen was sent to the Dusseldorf Academy and studied under Crola and Lowenstein. He rebelled against the teaching methods of the Academy and left remaining in Dusseldorf painting landscapes and genre. However he did decide to return to the Academy for a further three years before returning to England. He then spent a spell at the Antwerp Academy under Verlat and for two years in Paris with Collin and Rossi. He evidently had a vivid imagination as he acted as 'war artist in the Sudan' for a periodical while living in London! He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1885, and he quickly established his reputation with the showing in 1888 of his first large canvas Sans Asile. He painted many Eastern scenes and later a number of Breton genre subjects, he was also well known for his theatre posters that include the famous 'Yellow Girl'.
  • Watercolour, 56x44cm. Dudley Hardy R.I., R.B.A., R.M.S., P.S. 1867 - 1922 Provenance : Exhibition label verso - The Graves Gallery. An exceptional talent Dudley Hardy was the eldest son of the marine painter Thomas Bush Hardy. He studied first under his father and then at the age of fifteen was sent to the Dusseldorf Academy and studied under Crola and Lowenstein. He rebelled against the teaching methods of the Academy and left remaining in Dusseldorf painting landscapes and genre. However he did decide to return to the Academy for a further three years before returning to England. He then spent a spell at the Antwerp Academy under Verlat and for two years in Paris with Collin and Rossi. He evidently had a vivid imagination as he acted as 'war artist in the Sudan' for a periodical while living in London! He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1885, and he quickly established his reputation with the showing in 1888 of his first large canvas Sans Asile. He painted many Eastern scenes and later a number of Breton genre subjects, he was also well known for his theatre posters that include the famous 'Yellow Girl'.
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    Oil on Canvas, 52x60cm. Grace M Sainsbury fl. 1888 - 1917 Provenance : Remnant of an exhibition label (possibly ROI). An exceptional example by the London based artist Grace Sainsbury who specialised in figure and landscape painting. She exhibited at many of the principle London galleries including the Royal Academy and the Society of Women Artists. This particular example is in wonderful original condition and retains its original exhibition frame.
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    Watercolour, 47x41cm. Albert Moulton Foweraker R.B.A. 1873 - 1942 Provenance : Ex private collection. Born in Exeter, Moulto Foweraker began life as an engineer but in 1898 became a full time painter. In 1902 he was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists. He was an exhibitor at principal London and provincial galleries during which time he traveled extensively in Spain, Southern France and North Africa. He produced many paintings on his travels although it is for his Devon and Cornish paintings that he is best known.