Truro River, from a Field near Cliff Cottage, on the occasion of Her Majesty’s Visit in the Fairy Yacht on the day of the Truro Regatta, 7 September 1846
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About the artist
James George Philp was born in Falmouth and first exhibited work at the Royal Academy in 1846. Much of his work from this point was produced in watercolour, a medium for which he is generally associated with, which makes the oil painting displayed here of particular interest as it was painted in the period prior to his shift to watercolour. Philp became a member of the New Society of Painters in Watercolours in 1856.
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.
- Truro River, from a Field near Cliff Cottage, on the occasion of Her Majesty’s Visit in the Fairy Yacht on the day of the Truro Regatta, 7 September 1846
- Colour lithograph
- Purchased from Frank T Sabin, January 1976
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