Monday, June 30, 2008

John Anderson

[A View of London from the South, with Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament and St. Pauls' Cathredral in the distance] 1864
oil on canvas
fl. 1858 - 1884
Christopher Wood lists a J H Anderson (fl. 1892) a London landscape painter and a John MacVicar Anderson (1835 - 1915) who was an architect and painter of london topographical views.
This may even be another painter. Artnet
shows this picture and two others but has no details of the artist.

James Nasmyth

[An Alchemist about to discover the Grand Secret]
oil on panel
1808 - 1890.
Is this James Nasmyth the engineer ? - the dates are right and he was the son of a painter.

Thomas Peploe Wood

[Cattle on the Banks of the Trent]
oil on canvas
1817 - 1845.
Landscape painter, brother of the sculptor Samuel Peploe Wood. He lived in London but mainly seems to have painted around the Kent area. Usually featured cows in his landscapes.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Arthur Hacker - On the Houseboat

oil on panel
1858 - 1919.
Painter of portraits, genre and historical scenes. He became a popular society portrait painter.

Thomas Matthew Rooke - A London Garden

oil on canvas
1842 - 1942.

Painter of a variety of subjcts, including architectural, biblical, portraits and landscapes. In his younger days closely associated with Ruskin, Burne-Jones and William Morris and heavily influenced by them. He worked as an assistant to Burne-Jones at the William Morris company for many years.

John Liston Byam Shaw - How Strange ...

[How Strange a Thing to be What Man Can Know, But as a Sacred Secret!]
oil on panel

John Hodgson Campbell

[Blackberry Gatherers] '91-2
oil on canvas
1855 - 1927.

[Portrait of a Lady with a Hat, Half Length]
oil on canvasboard

Newcastle painter, mainly of domestic-type subjects.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Henry Gillard Glindoni - Fan Flirtation

oil on canvas

(Sir) Edward John Poynter - The Bunch of Blue Ribbons

dated : (?)6
oil on canvas

exhibited at the RA in 1862

George Dunlop Leslie - Afternoon Tea

oil on canvas

John O'Connor

[Ludgate Evening] 1887
exhibited the same year at the Royal Academy.
1830 - 1889

[St. Pancras Hotel and Station from Pentonville Road]

[A view of Waterloo Bridge, with St. Paul's in the distance] 1875
oil on canvas

Irish topographical artist and watercolourist. After working in Belfast and Dublin on theatrical scenery came to London in 1848 as principal scene painter for Drury Lane and the Haymarket. About 1855 he began painting topographical scenes. He travelled widely painting towns and buildings.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Gardiner Houlgate auction today

Yesterday I went to the auction preview - at Corsham, near Bath, of their antique sale being held today that had several medium quality but attractive Victorian pictures - see below.

Frederick George Coleridge (1840-1925) - 'Maple Durham Mill', signed, signed and inscribed on gallery label verso, watercolour and body colour

After Myles Birket Foster (1825-1899) - punt with figures going across a river

William Affleck (1869-1943) - 'An English Home'

Alexander M Rossi (1840-1916) - 'The Village Beauty'

Edmund Swift Jnr

[Saying Grace] 1868
oil on board
A larger, finished versiopn of this work was exhibited in 1867. It was common for artists to produce smaller versions, like this, of popular works.

Hector Caffieri - Flemish Peasants

[Flemish Peasants going to Market, St. Omer]
exhibited 1890
oil on canvas

Charles Sillem Liderdale - A Young Farm Girl

oil on canvas

Robert S. Tait

[Mother and Child] 1859?
oil on canvas
fl 1845 - 1875

Claude Monet water lily painting fetches record of nearly £41m

A Claude Monet painting has sold for just under £41 million at Christie's in London - a world record price for a work by the artist at auction.

By Stephen Adams, Arts Correspondent
Daily Telegraph

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Arthur John Elsley - Play Time

oil on canvas

Kate Perugini

[Guy Colin, son of Sir Guy Campbell, Bart.]
oil on canvas
1839 - 1929.

oil on board

[The Flower Merchant]
oil on canvas

[Portrait of Dora] 1892
oil on canvas

Born Kate Dickens, the daughter of Charles Dickens. She married Charles Allston Collins in 1860 who died in 1873, after which she married the Italian-born C. E. Perugini. Kate Perugini exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1877, specialising in genre and portrait painting, especially rather over-sentimental little girls. She herself features as the model for the girl in The Black Brunswicker by Millais.

Charles Sillem Liderdale - Hush

oil on canvas

Edward Hughes - Portrait of a Lady in Coral and Lace

oil on canvas

Robert W. Wright - pair

[The Little Warbler]
[Interesting Pictures]
both signed and dated 1900
oil on panel

Leighton House acquires Clytie - Lord Leighton's Last Painting

Staff at Leighton House Museum are celebrating after purchasing the last painting by one of Britain’s greatest 19th Century artists and returning it to the place it was created.

Thanks to an Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant of £337,500, Lord Frederic Leighton’s work Clytie will now stay, not only in Britain, but at Leighton House, where the Victorian painter had his studio.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Edmund Eagles

[Played Out] 1876
oil on canvas

I think this is the Edmund Eagle from Great Missenden who flourished between 1851 - 1877 and specialised in domestic scenes.

[Caught Again]
oil on canvas

[Four in Hand]
oil on canvas

Henry Le Jeune - Far Away Dreams

oil on panel
probably his painting By the Cool Stream exhibited at the Royal Academy that year.

William Short

[Winter Frolics in a Suffolk Lane] 1881
inscribed Eye
oil on canvas

William Henry Knight - Parlour Games

oil on panel

Walter Tomlinson

[The New Pupil] 1876
oil on canvas
b. 1852 - ?

Monday, June 23, 2008

Frederick Daniel Hardy - An Evening's Entertainment

oil on panel

Charles Hunt - The Disappointed lover

oil on canvas

Harry Brooker - The Treasured Volume

oil on canvas
fl. 1876 - 1889.
Painter of domestic genre subjects, especially featuring children. Exhibited once at the RA.

George Smith - Gambler's House

[The Last Scene in the Gambler's House] 1871
oil on canvas

James Hardy Jnr

[The Fledglings] 1861
oil on panel

1832 - 1889

James Hardy junior came from an artistic family. His father was the landscape painter James Hardy senior and his brother was Heywood Hardy. His cousin, Daniel Frederick Hardy, was a leading member of the Cranbrook colony of artists.

A painter of rustic landscapes and hunting scenes, Hardy specialised in sporting scenes depicting dogs and game, usually set in highland scenery. He painted both in oil and watercolour and exhibited regularly, at the Royal Academy between 1862 and 1886, the British Institution, the Suffolk Street Gallery and the New Watercolour Society of which he became a member in 1877.

The artist lived all his life in Bristol and died there on 4th April, 1889.

[The Approach of the Guns]
oil on canvas