Saturday, July 26, 2008

George Henry Boughton

[The Vision at the Martyr's Well]
exhibited 1893
oil on canvas
1833 - 1905.
Based in London and painted genre, figurative, portraits, landscapes, sporting and historical subjects. Lived in America, studied in Paris, coming to London in 1862. Exhibited at the RA and elsewhere. Well painted but often considered over-sentimental today. Painted a lot of Breton subjects and was connected to Van Gough who he very much admired and may have met Gauguin.

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