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Landscape near Ambleside

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Italy
    City: Rome
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Landscape painter James Baker Pyne was born in Bristol, where he worked as a self-taught artist until the age of 35. He gave painting lessons to William James Müller, who later became an artist of repute. In 1835 Pyne moved to London, exhibiting his work at the Royal Academy, British Institution and New Watercolour Society over two decades. In his early period he painted views and scenery around Bristol but after 1835 he travelled to Italy and elsewhere on the Continent, gathering material to work up into finished pictures. Pyne was an admirer and imitator of Turner; his dramatic effects and use of pale yellow tones reflecting Turner's influence. Today, his records of works produced from 1840 to 1868 are in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
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  • Details
    Title
    Landscape near Ambleside
    Date
    1844
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 68.50 cm, width: 99.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Sotheby's, 6 July 1955
    Inscription
    br: JB PYNE 1844 No 90 [?]
    Provenance
    Collection of Lady Holland; sold through Sotheby's, London, ‘Eighteenth Century and Modern Drawings and Paintings’ sale, on 6 July 1955 (Lot 162); from which sale purchased by Leggatt Bros. on behalf of the Ministry of Works
    GAC number
    3235