View in the South West of England

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: England
    Place: Steyning, Foreign Office, Wilton Park
  • About the artist
    William Tomkins first exhibited at the Free Society of Artists in 1761. He went on to exhibit at the Incorporated Society of Artists and the Royal Academy. He was elected a member of the Royal Academy in 1771. Tomkins’ works are mostly representations of gentlemen’s seats in the North and West of England. His patrons included Edward Walter of Stalbridge in Dorset, the Parkers of Saltram in Devon and James Duff, Second Earl of Fife. Some of his works were engraved for ‘The Seats of the Nobility and Gentry in Great Britain and Wales’ (1787-c.1800) and ‘The Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, in a Collection of the Most Interesting and Picturesque Views’ (1779-86). He died at his home in Queen Anne Street, Marylebone, in London, aged about 60.
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    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    View in the South West of England
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 89.50 cm, width: 133.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Spink & Son, September 1981
    Inscription
    none
    Provenance
    Gunton Park, Norfolk
    GAC number
    15232