Regent’s Park

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Downing Street
  • About the artist
    Paul Fordyce Maitland was born in Chatham, Kent. His works mainly depict views of London or the Kent coast. As his mobility was restricted by a spinal disability, he painted the public spaces accessible to him, such as Kensington Gardens and Regent’s Park. He studied at the Royal College of Art, under French artist Theodore Roussel. The stylistic influence of Roussel’s friend James McNeill Whistler on Maitland’s work is evident. Maitland exhibited his work at the Royal Society of British Artists, Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, New English Art Club and elsewhere in the UK, as well as internationally. He acted as Art Examiner for the Board of Education from 1893 to 1908. A collection of 20 of his works are now in the Tate, London.
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  • Details
    Title
    Regent’s Park
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 39.50 cm, width: 69.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Leicester Galleries, June 1960
    Inscription
    bl: P Maitland
    Provenance
    With the Leicester Galleries, London; from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works in May 1960
    GAC number
    5221