Classical Landscape

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Government Hospitality, Lancaster House
  • About the artist
    Robert Carver was born in Dublin, the son of the painter Richard Carver (d. 1754). He was taught by his father and also studied under Robert West (active 1735-1770) at the Dublin Society Schools. Although he exhibited watercolours at the Dublin Society of Arts from 1765 to 1768 and at the Free Society of Artists in London in 1765, his main profession was as a stage painter. He moved to London where he worked for actor and playwright David Garrick (1717-1779) at the Drury Lane theatre from 1770 to 1774, later transferring to the Covent Garden Theatre. Carver was also a successful painter in oils and exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Incorporated Society of Artists. He died at his home in Bow Street, Covent Garden, in November 1791.
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    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    Classical Landscape
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 102.00 cm, width: 127.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Appleby Bros, October 1961
    GAC number
    5644