Friday, May 30, 2008

(Georges) William Thornley

[Shipping off St Michael's Mount]
[Whitby Bay]
both oil on canvas

1857 - 1933.

William Thornley also went by the names of Georges William and Thornbery. He was a painter of genre, architecture, landscape, marine and fishing scenes. He exhibited works at the Paris Salon and the Salon of French Artists, receiving an honorable mention in 1881 and a third place medal in 1888. He painted a number of landscapes of Holland, Norway, Belgium and Italy, but is best remembered for his seascapes.

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