Monday, August 11, 2008

John Ritchie - Christmas Day

[Christmas Day] 1857
oil on canvas
41.5 x 72"

fl. 1857 - 1875.
Genre painter. Exhibited at the RA and elsewhere. Usually his scenes were imaginary and used 16 / 17th C costumes in a panoramic style. His masterpiece is considered to be:

[Summer Day in Hyde Park]
(in the Museum of London)

A smaller watercolour version of Christmas Day is known.

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