Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thomas Creswick - Two Pictures

[The Pedlar's Visit]
oil on panel
signed 'Creswick'
17 3/4 x 23 3/4"
1811 - 1869.
Landscape painter, mainly in Wales and the North of England and usually featuring streams or water. Studied under John Vincent Barber in Birmingham but moved to London in 1828 and exhibited at the RA and elsewhere. Although the range of his work was fairly limited it was very popular, though often criticised by Ruskin. He also did some book illustration.

[The Passing Cloud] 1854
oil on canvas

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