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Watercolour - Thorpe, Derbyshire

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1904P497
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1879 - 1880

Maker Information

Artist:George Price Boyce - View biography for George Price Boyce


Trained as an architect, Boyce decided on a career as an artist after meeting the painter David Cox in 1849 and 1851. He subsequently became friends with Rossetti, and was closely linked with the Pre-Raphaelite circle and with Ruskin.

Contemporary critics commented on the subtlety of Boyce's handling of colour and his eye for an unconventional composition. 'The Art Journal' remarked in 1866 that 'Mr Boyce is singular in his choice of subjects, inasmuch as he loves to plant his sketching stool just where there is no subject'.

Presented by Charles Fairfax Murray, 1904.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Watercolour on paper.

Associated Places


Height:297 mm
Width:430 mm