Thursday, March 12, 2009

John Atkinson Grimshaw

[The Harbour Lights, Whitby]
oil on canvas
[Leeds Bridge] 1880
oil on board


The Old Nail said...

I am familiar with the second painting but have never seen the first before.
I think that first one illustrates why many Atkinson Grimshaw paintings have been damaged by overcleaning, it would be hard to know how much of the darkness was intentional!

Hermes said...

That is such a good question. I have wondered so often how dark they really are / should be as reproductions vary so much and cleaning or not is another factor I hjadn't really considered. Thanks for that.