John Atkinson Grimshaw (British, 1836-1893) Yew Court, Scalby by Twilight
Lot 97
John Atkinson Grimshaw
(British, 1836-1893)
Yew Court, Scalby by Twilight
Sold for £74,500 (US$ 95,664) inc. premium

Lot Details
John Atkinson Grimshaw (British, 1836-1893)
Yew Court, Scalby by Twilight
signed and dated '1877+/ Atkinson Grimshaw' (lower right)
oil on board
36 x 51cm (14 3/16 x 20 1/16in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Private collection, UK

    Literature
    Alexander Robertson, Atkinson Grimshaw, London, 1988, p.62
    Ed. by Jane Sellers Atkinson Grimshaw, Painter of Moonlight, 2011, p.22

    A similar version of this painting is in the Scarborough Museum Trust Collection entitled Yew Court, Scalby, Near Scarborough, 1875, and a further version, The Old Gates, Yew Court, Scalby, near Scarborough, 1874, is in a private collection.

    Close to Scarborough the small village of Scalby was popular with Grimshaw who would often drive over there in his pony and trap to visit the family who lived at Yew Court. It was in the garden here that he painted the figure picture The Rector's Garden: Queen of the Lilies (Preston Harris Museum and Art Gallery). Several versions of this Scalby house subject exist, one is in the Scarborough Art Gallery and another once belonged to the artist's local patron, the brewer Samuel Jarvis.

    What makes this particular work stand out is the quality of the light. Always a feature of Grimshaw's pictures, here it is especially striking producing the mood of a cool clear evening glow, a sort of translucent film over the whole surface.

    We are grateful to Alex Robertson for his assistance in cataloguing this lot and confirming the authenticity after first hand inspection.
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