Izaak Walton (1593-1683) author of ‘The Compleat Angler’

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Other
    City: storage
  • About the artist
    James Inskipp, painter in oils and watercolours, initially worked in the commissariat service (supplying food and other supplies to the army), but retired with a pension in 1820 and turned to painting. He initially painted landscapes, but later turned to small subject pictures, and portraits. Inskipp exhibited at the British Institution, the Society of British Artists, and the Royal Academy, all in London. Late in his career his works became popular for their bold brushstrokes and lack of finish. He died at Godalming in Surrey at the age of 78 and was buried in Godalming Cemetery.
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    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    Izaak Walton (1593-1683) author of ‘The Compleat Angler’
    Date
    1831
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 77.00 cm, width: 63.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Christie's, 3 June 1955
    Inscription
    none
    Provenance
    With Arthur Ackerman & Son Ltd, London; by whom sold through Christie's, London, on 3 June 1955 (Lot 222); from which sale purchased by Richard Walker on behalf of the Ministry of Works
    GAC number
    3209