Early Victorian School A PAIR Views of Brighton John Thorpe One Signed/Dted 1849. Early Victorian School A PAIR Views of Brighton John Thorpe One Signed/Dated 1849. John Thorpe, 1813 - 1897, British School. A pair of expansive landscapes, views of Brighton, one signed/dated 1849 of Brighton promenade, the other, which we cannot see a signature but identical media and timeline, by the same hand and dates c1849 too, a view of nearby Rottingdean, its windmill under construction; both views of the Brighton Royal town at the beginning of the Victorian era. Oil on artboard-panel; one has the original label, very faint writing probably by the artist with the location and date, the other has the label impression in the same position but has lost its paper.One signed on the fender, lower mid-centre; the other work appears unsigned, although Thorpe was known to conceal his signatures. The view of old Brighton promenade dated 1849, the view of Rottingdean of the same period, 1849. Visible painting, each, 35 x 25cm (13.75 x 9.75 inches), frame, each, 52 x 41cm (20.5 x 16 inches), depth about 6cm (2.5 inches). The painting of Brighton promenade is in very good to excellent condition with just minor age-related marks; the second painting is as good but we notice on close inspection, crackleur to the painting spanning out from a centre point in the upper sky area, probably the result of a storage impression to the back of the board-panel, is noticed closely but commensurate with age and does not detract. Weight, each, 2kgs framed, combined and professionally packaged, 8kgs.
John Thorpe was by training and probably reputation, a marine painter who flourished 1834 - 1876. He mainly captured scenes along the southern coast of Britain, showing its activity in all its splendour, with a remarkable eye for detail, clarity and perspective. His paintings are full of activity, composed to capture all the excitement of a Victorian Grand Day Out, with the steam trains just running a service from London to Brighton at the beginning of the Victorian industrial revolution. Thorpe regularly exhibited at the Royal Academy i n London between 1834 and 1876 and, and the National Academy of Design in New York City between 1868 and 1876. In fact, he was as active in the USA as he was in Britain and resided in both countries, living in London from 1834 and New York City from 1876.
Several paintings by John Thorpe are held in the National Collection of the UK in numerous galleries and museums, also at the New York Historical Society. Presented in very good overall condition in slightly later swept frames, these paintings will look fabulous displayed. We provide an expedient, transparent, reliable and honest service. We leave accurate'feedback' when we receive confirmation that your item has arrived safely. Please reciprocate by leaving feedback for us.Brings together an eclectic portfolio of original paintings in all disciplines and genre from the 16th Century to the present day, into one online portal. Every painting has been exhaustively researched, drawing on our expertise across the arts disciplines. Our knowledgebase and academic resources. As an online gallery, we carefully and. The art market is burgeoning and exciting at this level of discovery.
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