Rocky Landscape with Waterfall and Cattle

  • About the artist
    James Stark was born in Norwich and became a pupil of local artist John Crome from 1811. He exhibited with the Norwich Society and entered the Royal Academy Schools, London, in 1817. A painful condition, possibly kidney stones, hindered his work and forced him to return to Norwich in 1821. However, it did not prevent him marrying Elizabeth Dinmore of King's Lynn in the same year, with whom he had three children. In 1827, the first part of his four part volume of 36 engravings was published, entitled ‘Scenery of the Rivers of Norfolk’. Stark returned to London in 1830, after twelve years in Norwich. He died from a disease of the kidneys and bladder at the age of 64 in Camden, London, and returned to Norwich posthumously to be buried.
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  • Details
    Title
    Rocky Landscape with Waterfall and Cattle
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 76.50 cm, width: 61.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Colnaghi's, December 1958
    Provenance
    Henry Back, Hethersett Hall, Norfolk (nb: James Stark's sister married into the Back family and the painting was apparently in the possession of the Back family since then; Colnaghi (purchased December 1958)
    GAC number
    4803