Fireplace with painted decoration by George Brookshaw

Brookshaw's furniture and chimneypieces are composed of marble, wood and copper and distinguished by all-over painted decoration.

Details

Medium:
Wood, copper, gesso gilding & paint
Dimensions:
155 x 210 x 30 cm
Art Fund grant:
£9,200 ( Total: £37,501)
Acquired in:
1993
Vendor:
H Blairman & Sons Ltd

While many of the painted medallions of landscapes and figures on his furniture and chimneypieces were derived from the work of Angelica Kauffman, the flower decoration was of Brookshaw's own devising.

Provenance

Hams Hall, Warwickshire; John D.Rockefeller, 1919; Albany Institue of Art 1946; private collection 1982; with Blairman & Sons Ltd, London 1992.

Venue details

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Chamberlain Square, BIRMINGHAM West Midlands B3 3DH 0121 303 1966 www.bmag.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass

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