Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Samuel David Colkett

[Figures on a wooded track with a church tower beyond]
oil on panel, laid down on panel
1800/6 - 1863.
Landscape painter, engraver and lithographer of the Norwich School who worked in oils and watercolours. Pupil of James Stark. Lived in London from 1828-36, exhibiting at the RA in 1830/31 but then returned to Norwich to work as a dealer, restorer and drawing master. Later moved to Yarmouth and for the last ten years of his life - Cambridge. His work has often been attributed to Thomas Churchyard (1798 - 1865).

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