Sir John Alfred Arnesby Brown, RA (British, 1866-1955) Midsummer

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Lot 69AR
Sir John Alfred Arnesby Brown, RA
(British, 1866-1955)
Midsummer

Sold for £ 21,312 (US$ 27,991) inc. premium
Sir John Alfred Arnesby Brown, RA (British, 1866-1955)
Midsummer
signed 'Arnesby Brown' (lower right)
oil on canvas
100 x 138.5cm (39 3/8 x 54 1/2in).

Footnotes

  • Exhibited
    London, Royal Academy, 1906, no. 162.

    Literature
    Royal Academy Pictures, 1906, p. 12.

    'Few men have such clarity of vision or such sincerity. For him unquestionably truth and beauty were one. When single-ness of heart is matched with mastery of paint, great works are born. His innate reverence and accomplished skill have given us landscapes in the finest tradition of English painting.' (A. R. Batchelor Wylam, An Appreciation, in Catalogue of A Loan Exhibition in Memory of Sir Arnesby Brown, R.A. at Norwich Castle Museum, 1959, p. 5).
    Born in 1866 Arnesby Brown studied at the Nottingham School of Art in the late 1980s and the Bushey School of Art between 1889 and 1892. Living in both St. Ives, Cornwall and in Norfolk, Brown would become one of the leading British landscape artist of the 20th century. The present lot is typical of the impressionistic pastoral landscapes which Brown would become most well known for. The Studio acknowledged Arnesby Brown was a highly important and popular painter writing in 1917; 'If popularity be the test of art, and assuredly it is one test, the landscapes of Mr Arnesby Brown, R.A., will rank high in the art history of the present generation... it would be difficult to point to a living painter whose work appeals to a wider public. Nor is the popularity of Mr. Brown's landscapes hard to explain. It is due, first of all, to their broadly bucolic interest.' (Charles Marriott, The Recent Work of Arnesby Brown, R.A., in The Studio, October 1917, Vol. LXII, p. 129)

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