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‘Nineteenth Century Paintings’ at The Fine Art Society, London

The Falls of the Clyde After a Flood, 1852 by James Ward RA (1769-1859), Oil on canvas, 49 1/2 x 39 inches (125 x 99 cm), The Fine Art Society
(Courtesy: The Fine Art Society )

The Fine Art Society is presenting "Nineteenth Century Paintings" at its London venue.

Featuring works by such artists as Leon Augustin Lhermitte, George Richmond, James Ward, Gustave-Paul Cluseret, James Baker Pyne, Frederick Goodall, and Sir James Jebusa Shannon, this exhibition focuses on oil paintings from a century that witnessed some of the most profound aesthetic and topical shifts in painting.

Burne-Jones was born in Birmingham and studied at King Edward's School and Exeter College, Oxford, where he met William Morris (1834-1896) his lifelong friend and collaborator. He studied briefly under Dante Gabriel Rossetti, with whom he worked on the Oxford Union murals in 1857, and was a founder member of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. in 1861, for which he designed stained glass. Born twentieth of twenty-one children of a London stockbroker who fell defaulter in the financial crash in the aftermath of the Napoleonic wars, Edward Lear, in the break-up of the family home, was looked after by his much-senior sister Ann. After publishing three albums of Italian views in 1841 and 1846, he began to explore countries off the beaten track, the Ionian islands, and the Greek mainland. In particular, Lear found Corfu "really a paradise," while many other countries were said to drive him "nearly mad from sheer beauty and wonder."

William McTaggart is one of the most outstanding and original landscape painters Scotland has produced. He ranks alongside some of the great names in Scottish painting including Ramsay, Raeburn, Wilkie, and Peploe. In dramatic landscapes and as a painter of animals, James Ward achieved renown as one of the leading artists of the British Romantic movement, in the great age of landscape art which included Turner, Constable, Cotman, Varley, and Cox. 

George Clausen's early work, in particular the paintings of agricultural workers in Hertfordshire in 1880s, can be found in many museums around Britain and abroad. They are characterized by robust painterly qualities which they share with the best work of his contemporaries of the Glasgow and the Newlyn Schools.

The exhibition will be on view from March 5 through March 27, 2018 at The Fine Art Society, 148 New Bond Street London W1S 2JT, UK.

For details, visit: http://www.blouinartinfo.com/galleryguide/the-fine-art-society/overview

Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.