Thursday, May 29, 2008

John Henry Mole

[Gathering Firewood] 1873
watercolour heightened with bodycolour

1814 - 1886.

[The Young Milkmaid]
+ short biog.

[A Hopeful Parting] 1861

[The return of the flock, near Reigate, Surrey] 1859
Watercolor heightened with bodycolour

[The crofter's family] 1852
Watercolor heightened with bodycolour

A landscape and figure painter in oil and watercolour, as well as being a miniature painter. He was born in Alnwick, Northumberland and was the son of a cabinet maker and started work as a clerk. After painting miniatures for some time he turned to landscape and figure painting, although he continued with portrait painting also. By 1845 he exhibited a painting at the Royal Academy and eventually exhibited a total of 600 works at the New Watercolour Society by the time of his death in 1886.

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