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The Beechwood

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Ireland
    City: Dublin
    Place: British Embassy
    By placing trees and figures at varying distances in this painting, the artist draws the spectator into the scene, across the bridge over the stream, and into the heart of the beechwood. The rich colours and painstaking clarity of detail give this painting an almost unreal, mysterious and magical quality, calling to mind the glowing works of the Pre-Raphaelistes and fairy tale illustrations. It comes therefore as no surprise to learn that the artist worked as an illustrator and as a miniature painter. 
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    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    The Beechwood
    Date
    1862
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 68.50 cm, width: 52.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Robinson and Foster, July 1951
    GAC number
    1340