Fiamelta by John Atkinson Grimshaw

Grimshaw as born in Leeds and began painting while still working as a clerk for the Great Northern Railway.


Oil on canvas
61 x 46 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,250 ( Total: £3,500)
Acquired in:
Roy Miles

In the 1880s he moved to London and took a studio in Chelsea. He is best known for his detailed renderings of towns and dockyards by night and the present picture, a sophisticated essay in the late Victorian classical style is unusual. It was an appropriate purchase for Bradford, not only because Grimshaw was a Yorkshireman, but because the collection already had a number of works in the same taste by other artists.

Venue details

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery Lister Park, West Yorkshire, BD9 4NS, Bradford West Yorkshire BD9 4NS 01274 431 212

Entry details

Free to all

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