John Atkinson Grimshaw (British 1836-1893) Boar Lane, Leeds, by lamplight 49 x 77 cm. (19 1/4 x 30 1
Lot 118
John Atkinson Grimshaw (British 1836-1893) Boar Lane, Leeds, by lamplight 49 x 77 cm. (19 1/4 x 30 1/4 in.)
Sold for £122,150 (US$ 199,417) inc. premium

Lot Details
John Atkinson Grimshaw (British 1836-1893)
Boar Lane, Leeds, by lamplight
signed and dated 'Atkinson Grimshaw 1881+' (lower right) signed and inscribed with title on reverse
oil on canvas
49 x 77 cm. (19 1/4 x 30 1/4 in.)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Private collection.

    Exhibited:
    Leeds, Leeds City Art Gallery and Temple Newsham House, October-November 1979 (touring exhibition), no. 50.

    Literature:
    Robertson, Alexander, Aktinson Grimshaw, Phaidon Press, London, 1988, (colour plate. 81): "This is one of Grimshaw's most lovingly painted street scenes,not only in the suggestion of night-time atmosphere, but also in the way the light from shop windows is reflected on the wet pavement and cobbles." (p.84)

    A smaller version of this scene was sold with Christie's, London, June 13, 2000, lot 49.
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