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    Oil on Board, 60x80cm. Joyce Critchley Haddon R.B.A., N.E.A.C. b.1915 Joyce Haddon studied at Cambridge and the Royal Academy schools where she won the Creswick medal for landscape and the Landseer prize for landscape, drawing and painting from the antique. Her work was exhibited at the Royal Academy with exhibitions in Paris, Sydney, Belfast, Birmingham and many more. She was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists and the New English Art Club, showing her work regularly at their annual exhibitions. Her daughter, the journalist Celia Haddon said of her mother, 'she saw the inward light in the commonplace'.
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    Oil on Canvas, 19x26cm. Edwin Harris 1855 - 1906 Whenever interest is shown in the work of Edwin Harris it always seems to be centred around the years he spent in Newlyn in the company of Stanhope Forbes and the other Newlyn artists. This has meant that his work before he went to Newlyn has tended to be ignored, even though he was already exhibiting at the RBSA in 1877. A landscape, genre and figure artist, Harris was born in Ladywood, Birmingham, where he was educated locally and met W. A. Breakspeare who was to become his lifelong friend. After receiving his initial training at the Birmingham School of Art he went to Verlat's Academy in Antwerp, where he met Breakspeare again, who was already a student there. After returning to Birmingham in 1880 Harris made several exploratory trips to Newlyn, and finally settled there in 1883. He spent twelve happy years in Newlyn, which were marred only by the death of his wife. During that time her painted mostly scenes of pretty girls against a background of a cottage interior, or anecdotal subjects which sometime featured old men, as in 'Resting' above. Unlike Stanhope Forbes, Harris did not seem to have any empathy with the local fishing folk. Fred hall painted an excellent portrait of Harris which shows him as a heavily moustached, faintly lugubrious-looking man with a pipe drooping from his mouth. The portrait is now in the possession of the Tate Gallery. This Painting is illustrated in 'A Companion to Victorian and Edwardian Artists' by Adrian Vincent.
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    Oil on Canvas, 11x17cm. Robertson Reid 1857 - 1926 Born in Edinburgh, he studied at the Royal Scottish Academy Schools before moving to Cornwall and later to London. He became interested in the Social Realism movement and was probably influenced by Bastien Lepage. In 1879 his painting 'Toil and Pleasure' was hung at the Royal Academy, illustrating his debt to Lepage. That painting was purchased for the nation by the Chantrey Bequest. George Clausen was a friend of the artist and they lived close to each other in Hampstead. Clausen was stimulated by Reid's work and had a considerable influence at this time. Reid chose subjects of field workers and humble people and his style has a particular dynamism, influenced no doubt by the early teachings of Chalmers and McTaggart. A good colourist, he painted a number of works of fishermen and women with rich vibrant colours as this example illustrated. The artist knew the Glasgow Boys and influenced their early work. He was an important and influential Scottish artist.
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    Oil on Canvas, 16x20cm. Dorothea Sharp R.B.A., R.O.I., V.P.S.W.A. 1873 - 1955 Dorothea Sharp was considered as one of the greatest artists of her time. Born in Dartford, Kent she studied painting both in England and France. Her first paintings were of an academic nature. Her style changed dramatically having seen the work of the impressionist painters and with the encouragement of George Clausen and Sir David Murray she developed a highly distinctive style. She exhibited with considerable success at the Royal Academy and other leading London galleries. In the 1920's she with her good friend and fellow artist Marcella Smith, moved to St. Ives - both of whom became active members of the St. Ives Society of Artists.
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    George Bunn b.1895 An outstanding marine painting by George Bunn, a relatively early impressionist artist of whom little is known. He had an address in London at the time he exhibited individual works at the Glasgow Institute, the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Hibernian Academy. The confident and assured style employed by the artist may suggest that he had studied on the continent. Further research will no doubt reveal more.
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    Oil on Board, 10x7cm. Charles Wellington Furse A.R.A., N.E.A.C., I.S. 1868 - 1904 An exceptional talent, Furse tragically died in his thirties. Responsible for the iconic Edwardian painting 'Diana of the Uplands' which resulted in his being elected an associate of the Royal Academy when it was exhibited at the Academy in 1904. He studied at the Slade under Legros, in Paris at the Academie Julien and then at the Westminster School of Art under Fred Brown. During 1899 - 1901 he worked on the decorative spandrels in Liverpool Town Hall. He visited Italy on two occasions, in 1893 and 1903. Sir Alfred Munnings admired him, saying 'He was a fine painter - he finished just as I began to paint'.
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    Oil on Canvas, 57x50cm. 1902 - 1990 Alice Khon was a student of Madeleine Planty. She later studied at the L'Ecole des Beaux Arts de Lyon. At about this period she befriended Rene Dumas, Pierre Pelloux, Antoine Chartres and Henri Vielly. These artists exhibited together as 'Les Nouveaux'. In 1936 Khon met Pierre Bonnard and Foujita. She became friends with the artist Salvado who was Picasso's model for the painting 'L'Arlequin' Khon also modelled for Picasso. In 1941 she exhibited at 'Galerie Roger' in Lyon. In 1941 Khon became a member of the French Resistance during World War II changing her name to Marie Claude and became the secretary for the Regional State Major of Combat.
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    Watercolour, 7x10cm. Wendela Boreel b.1895 Probably Sickert's favourite pupil, she was one of 'Sickert's Girls'. She studied at the Slade under Henry Tonks and was later to be installed in Sickert's studio in Mornington Crescent and became Sickert's most admired pupil. She exhibited with considerable success in London at the Royal Academy, the New England Art Club etc., and had her first one-man show at the Walker Gallery in Bond Street. She worked in various mediums and was a fine etcher.
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    Oil on Canvas, 11x8cm. Austin Winterbottom exh. 1887 - 1908 An excellent work by the Sheffield landscape painter Austin Winterbottom. Rarely on the market, this little-known artist was a highly imaginative and skilled painter. He worked almost exclusively in the north of England but exhibited on a number of occasions at the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists and the Manchester City Art Gallery.
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    Oil on Canvas, 28x22cm. Mason b.1947 Barry Mason specialises in painting historical naval subjects and deep sea sailing ships. He studied at the Exeter College of Art for three years. Exhibited at the R.S.M.A. from 1973.
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    Oil on Canvas, 22x16cm. Maccrossan 1863 - 1934 Ex private collection. Provenance: Royal Academy Exhibit 1898 'White Gigs' no. 513 (This was Mary Maccrossans first Royal Academy Exhibit, purchased by the Liverpool Corporation in 1928). One of the most gifted of the early St. Ives painters, Mary Maccrossan won the acclaim of not only her critics but also her fellow artists. She was born in Liverpool and studied at the Liverpool School of Art then at Delacluse's in Paris and finally in St. Ives with Julius Olsson. This exceptional work with its silver grey palette illustrates her at her best. She exhibited at numerous leading London and Provincial galleries. Further details available on request.
  • Oil on Canvas, 14x18cm. 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'.
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    Oil on Canvas, 20x11cm. William James Muller 1812 - 1845 Born in Bristol, the son of a Prussian refugee. As a young man Muller was apprenticed to J.B. Pyne but the indentures were cancelled after two years. He painted in and around Bristol, visited Wales and travelled up the Rhine to Switzerland, Venice, Florence and Rome. He made many drawings and sketches on his travels, which he later worked up into finished paintings. He was especially enthralled by Venice of which he painted many of his best pictures. In 1839 he visited Greece, Egypt, Malta and Naples and later northern France and Turkey. He is now best known for his Venetian and Middle Eastern scenes.
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    Oil on Canvas, 58x65cm. exh. 1889 - 1907 A wonderful and evocative painting by Mary Swan. A talented artist she was equally at home with various subject matter but excelled at these intimate scenes. She exhibited at numerous principal galleries both in London and in the provinces including the Royal Academy. She lived for much of her life in Bromley, Kent.
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    Oil on Canvas, 66x84cm. Ernest Jules Renoux 1863 - 1932 Born in Romeny-sur-Marne, Renoux was working at the height of French Impressionism. He favoured painting the human form, often using members of his family as sitters. His home town has a museum dedicated to his life and work and there is also a well dedicated to his memory. Further details on request.