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Suffolk Landscape with Mill

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Argentina
    City: Buenos Aires
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    William Mulready was born in County Clare but moved to London with his family at the age of five. He entered the Royal Academy Schools aged fourteen and began to exhibit his works in 1803. He lived for a time with his brother-in-law and tutor, John Varley. In 1816 he became a member of the Royal Academy. Mulready’s early works are predominantly landscape scenes, often populated with rural figures. The artist’s later work established his reputation for genre scenes. Mulready taught drawing to privileged individuals, including Isabella Milbanke (future wife of Lord Byron) and in 1839 was commissioned to design the first pre-paid postage envelope. A retrospective of his paintings was held at the Society of Arts in 1847.
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  • Details
    Title
    Suffolk Landscape with Mill
    Date
    c.1810
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 40.50 cm, width: 61.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from the Jeremy Maas Gallery, May 1967
    Provenance
    With Purnell, Daniell & Morell, Honiton, Cornwall; from whom purchased by J. S. Maas & Co. Ltd., London, on 6 April 1967; from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works in May 1967
    GAC number
    7861