Staithes – Fishing Town on the Yorkshire coast

  • About the work
    Country: Uruguay
    City: Montevideo
    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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    Staithes – Fishing Town on the Yorkshire coast
    Oil on canvas
    height: 55.50 cm, width: 75.50 cm
    Purchased from Sotheby's, 8 February 1956
    bl on rock: J B PYNE 1847
    Sold through Sotheby's, London, ‘Eighteenth Century and Modern Drawings and Paintings’ sale, on 8 February 1956 (Lot 105), as ‘The Scathes’; from which sale purchased by Richard Walker on behalf of the Ministry of Works
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