Monday, September 30, 2013

Frederick Richard Lee

Frederick Richard Lee (1798-1879) was a landscape artist.

 A Stone Quarry
 Lake in a Park
 Le Pont du Gard (1863)
 Sea Coast, Sunrise (1834)
 Southampton Water, near Hamble
 Sunrise on the Coast (ca. 1835)
 Frederick Richard Lee and Sir Edwin Henry Landseer: Scottish Landscape, Bringing in a Stag (figure and animals by Sir E. Landseer) (1830)
Frederick Richard Lee and Thomas Sidney Cooper: Evening in the Meadows 
(cattle by Thomas Sidney Cooper) (1854)

Sunday, September 29, 2013

John Dawson Watson

John Dawson Watson (1832-1892) was a painter and illustrator.

 A Cavalier
Bubbles: Cottage Scene with Children at Play (1856)
 Fisherman, his Wife and Daughter on a Beach (1869)
 In the Shallows (1869)
 Portrait of the Artist as a Violinist (1867)
The Collector's Home

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Robert Gallon

Robert Gallon (1845-1925) painted landscapes and rural village scenes.

 A Village Scene
 English Landscape
 Highland Glen
 Long Crendon
On the Llugwy

Friday, September 27, 2013

Sir John Gilbert

Sir John Gilbert (1817-1897) was an English painter and illustrator. He was knighted in 1872 after exhibiting more than 400 paintings.

 Asking the Way
 Miss Flyte introduces the Wards in Jarndyce to Krook, 
the Lord Chancellor (Scene from Bleak House) (1860)
 The Arrest of Lord Hastings (Richard III Act III Scene 4) (1871)
 The Marriage of Katherine and Petruchio (The Taming of the Shrew) (1865)
Margaret of Anjou Taken Prisoner After the Battle of Tewkesbury (1875)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Thomas Bush Hardy

Thomas Bush Hardy (1842-1897) was a prominent maritime artist. His career as an artist covered a comparatively short thirty years – from the late 1860s after his return from the USA until his death in 1897.  During that time he painted offshore, harbor and beach scenes in England, France, the Netherlands and Italy, Venice in particular.  He was one of the few artists who took the trouble to study, understand and then reproduce all the elements of a successful marine painting.  From the very start he developed an extraordinary bond with all the fishing communities he met, both in England and on the Continent.  His high regard for these men and women and their way of life is evident in all his paintings.  It is fascinating to compare one of his tranquil beach scenes of a Dutch fishing boat reflected in the shallows with one of a pair of trawlers in a rough North Sea, or with another of fishermen mending their nets on the Venetian Lagoon.  [summary from here]

 A Rough Sea
 An April Day, Schrevingen
 Bragozzi off the Ducal Palace (1882)
 Bragozzi off the Giardini Pubblici, Venice (1881)
 Figures on a Beach at Low Tide
 Harbour Scene (1892)
 Leaving Port, Calais (1894)
 Near the Mouth of the Thames
 Portsmouth Harbour (1891)
 Shipping in Rough Seas
The Round Tower, Entrance to Portsmouth Harbour (1892)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Joseph Thors

Joseph Thors (?1835-1900) was a landscape artist. Relatively little is known about his life though he was recorded as living and working in London, then Birmingham - he also travelled for a while in France. He exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, British Institution, and Society of British Artists in London, and was also exhibited in Birmingham between 1869-1900.

Thors is regarded as belonging to the to the Birmingham school though his style is of the Norwich school which he admired. He painted in oils, his work depicting peaceful English rustic scenes featuring landscapes, cottages, people and animals. He also painted river scenes and occasionally coastlines.

 A Country Path (attributed to Thors)
 Near Yardley (attributed to Thors)
 A Fallen Oak in a Landscape
 Bradford Barn, a View Near Leamington
 Country scene, rustics by a river and a cottage
 Figures on a track, near Nottingham
 Rustic Scene
 Rustics on a Track before a Windmill
View Near Dawlish

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Laslett John Pott

Laslett John Pott (1837-1898) painted history and genre scenes.

 A Refugee in a Church (1894)
 Fire at the Theatre
[a fine bit of Victorian melodrama]
 Katherine of Aragon Denounced Before King Henry VIII and His Council (ca. 1880)
 Life is Like a Sundial (1878)
[why is life like a sundial?]
 Mary, Queen of Scots, Being Led to her Execution (1871)
 Napoleon's Farewell to Josephine
 The King of Rome and His Nurse (1894)
The Last of the Summer Roses (1880)