The Young Trio by Edward Villers Rippingille

The artist, a pupil of Edward Bird, immediately follows Francis Danby in the quality and significance of his work in the 1820s to both the Bristol School and to British art as a whole.

Details

Medium:
Oil on mahogany panel
Dimensions:
43 x 35 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,600 ( Total: £6,400)
Acquired in:
1987
Vendor:
S Nystad of the Hague

He is best known for his narrative and genre paintings, but also for group portraits at which he excelled. This painting underlines the links between continental painting and the Bristol School of the 1820s, these stylistic connections only previously being clearly implied by Francis Danby's Bristol landscapes.

Provenance

S Nystad of the Hague.

Venue details

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery Queen's Road, BRISTOL Bristol BS8 1RL 0117 922 3571 www.bristolmuseums.org.uk

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