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On the Tees, near Barnard Castle





Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893)

On the Tees, near Barnard Castle


Watercolour, bodycolour and gum arabic

Grimshaw is probably the most popular Leeds artist, and the Gallery has over twenty works by him. Grimshaw worked mostly in oil and had ceased to use watercolour by the end of the 1860's.

There is a version of this watercolour in oil.

The artist John Atkinson Grimshaw was a Victorian-era painter, born in Leeds, England, living from 1836 to 1893. At the age of twenty-four, to the dismay of his parents, John Atkinson Grimshaw departed from his first job as a clerk for the Great Northern Railway to pursue a career in art.

Grimshaw painted mostly for private patrons, and exhibited only 5 works at the Royal Academy between 1874 and 1886, and one at the Grosvenor Gallery. The towns and docks that he painted most frequently were Glasgow, Liverpool, Leeds's, Scarborough, Whitby and London.

Article By: Dave Roberts.

First Published: 2007.



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