Grimshaw as born in Leeds and began painting while still working as a clerk for the Great Northern Railway.
Fiamelta by John Atkinson Grimshaw, 1883
© Cartwright Hall Art Gallery
- 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.
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