View of the Reculver, Kent in 1818 by James Ward

James Ward is best known as an animal painter whose early work was much influenced by George Morland.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
55 x 80 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,625 ( Total: £6,500)
Acquired in:
1985
Vendor:
Agnew's

In the early years of the 19th century he evolved his own style in which his great debt to Rubens is apparent. The work shows Reculver in 1818. The church had been founded, according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, in 669 by Egbert, King of Kent, within the then 7 1/2 acres of the Roman fort of the Saxon Shore. It was a monastery with an abbot until the Viking invasions, but was demolished in 1805.

Provenance

Agnew's.

Venue details

The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge 18 High Street, CANTERBURY Kent CT1 2RA 01227 862162 www.thebeaney.co.uk

Entry details

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