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George Boughton (NY,UK,1833-1905) oil painting antique
George Boughton (NY,UK,1833-1905) oil painting antique
Item Details
ARTIST: George Henry Boughton (New York, United Kingdom, 1833 - 1905)
TITLE: Courting Couple
MEDIUM: oil on canvas. Canvas applied to board
CONDITION: Few nail holes along edges. Some craquelure. Minor paint losses. Some scattered inpaintings.
ART SIZE: 43 x 55 inches / 109 x 139 cm
FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available)
SIGNATURE: lower right
ATTENTION: This lot is located at our Mamaroneck, NY office.
CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online
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SKU#: 132533
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George Henry Boughton RA (4 December 1833 - 19 January 1905) was an Anglo-American landscape and genre painter, illustrator and writer.Boughton was born in Norwich in Norfolk, England, the son of farmer William Boughton. The family immigrated to the United States in 1835, and he grew up in Albany, New York, where he started his career as a self-taught artist. He was influenced by the artists of the Hudson River School.By the age of 19, Boughton was recognized as a landscape painter and opened his first studio in 1852. In 1853, the American Art Union purchased one of his early pictures which financed six months of studying art in England. He concluded this period of his training with a sketching tour of the Lake District, Scotland, and Ireland.After returning to the U.S., Boughton exhibited his works in Washington, D.C. and New York City, but in the late 1850s he finally made a decision to move to Europe. From 1859-61 he studied art in France under Pierre Edouard Frere (1819-1886) and Edward Harrison May (1824-1887).In 1861, Boughton opened a studio in London. While living in England, he focused on subjects of early American colonial history, and an American critic noticed that "for early history of this country his talents seems to be peculiarly fitted." His subject-pictures, such as the Early Puritans of New England Going to Church (1867), were especially popular. The Return of the Mayflower (shown at the Goupil Gallery, New York in 1871) was praised as "a picture which will live as long as the memory of the Mayflower itself lasts."Throughout the 1880s and 1890s, he was associated with several artistic colonies in countryside, namely with the village of Broadway in Worcestershire, the rustic beauty of which was recognized by American artists. Along with Henry James, Edwin Abbey, John Singer Sargent and others, he frequently visited Broadway. Through Horsley and Shaw he also was associated with the Cranbrook Colony of artists, visiting them in the late 1860s-1880s. Boughton also served as an agent and advisor to Henry Gurdon Marquand, one of the founders of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and namesake of the Marquand Collection.Boughton died of heart disease, on 19 January 1905, in his studio at Campden Hill, north London. His obituary stated that "he was kindly, genial, humorous, a lover of a good story, the essence of hospitality, and wholly free from jealousy, malice, and incharitable judgments."His paintings are now represented in many museums in the United States and Europe.
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George Boughton (NY,UK,1833-1905) oil painting antique

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