Sunday, January 31, 2010

John Atkinson Grimshaw - Sun-Dip, the Home of the Heron

dated and signed l.r.: 1893.5. / Atkinson Grimshaw; inscribed, signed and dated on the reverse: Sun-dip _ The. home. of. the. heron./ Atkinson Grimshaw./ 1893. 5.

oil on canvas
18 by 27 in.

30,000—50,000 GBP
Lot Sold. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 38,400 GBP

The element of the solitary heron at the edge of sunlit tarn had first been used in 1865 for a picture titled Blea Tarn at First Light, Langdale Pikes in the Distance (private collection). The present picture demonstrates Grimshaw's close adherence to Pre-Raphaelite principles which is apparent in his early work but also permeated into the work of his more mature period.

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