Schools Erected by Messrs John Bagnall & Sons at Golds Hill, West Bromwich, in Connexion with their Collieries and Iron Works
About the artist
Landscape lithographer and painter Thomas Picken was the younger brother of draughtsman and lithographer Andrew (1815-1845). The brothers were two of four sons of novelist Andrew Picken (1788-1833) and his wife Janet Coxon (1792-1871). Thomas made lithographs for David Roberts's ‘The Holy Land’ (1842-49), William Payne's ‘The Lake Scenery of England’ (1859), John Parker Lawson's ‘Scotland Delineated’ (1847-54) and other works. He exhibited one painting at the Royal Academy in 1857 and ten at the Society of Artists, Suffolk Street (1846-75). Although generally thought to have emigrated to Australia in 1870, a 2004 entry in the ‘Oxford Dictionary of National Biography’ reports that he was an inmate of the Charterhouse, London, from 1879.
Thomas Picken ( - 1870)
- Schools Erected by Messrs John Bagnall & Sons at Golds Hill, West Bromwich, in Connexion with their Collieries and Iron Works
- Colour lithograph
- Purchased from Frank T Sabin, March 1975
- GAC number