family interior scene titled the finishing touches after william henry knight 19th manner oil portrait painting

Family Interior Scene Titled The Finishing Touches After William Henry Knight 19th Manner Oil Portrait Painting


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This is a magnificent large oil on canvas painting in the 19th century manner depicting an interior genre family scene.
The parents of two young children are preparing one of the girls hair into a pony tail whilst the other child looks on with interest.
The colour and detail is amazing and the life like finish obtained by the artist is very professional and has successfully portrayed a warm and charming atmosphere in his work.
The natural light is evident in the painting of the faces of each individual family member.
AFTER Artist
William Henry Knight (26 September 1823 31 July 1863) was an English portrait and genre painter.
Life and work
Knight was born in Newbury, Berkshire where his father, John Knight, was a schoolmaster.
He was to become a solicitor, but gave up his law studies after two of his paintings were accepted by the annual exhibition of the Society of British Artists. He moved to London in 1855, taking lodgings in Kennington Road, Lambeth, and supporting himself by drawing crayon portraits while studying in the British Museum and in the schools of the Royal Academy.
Following in the footsteps of William Mulready,he became a genre painter, his street scenes and interior scenes often showing children at play. His first contribution to the Royal Academy exhibition was Boys playing draughts in 1846; from that year until 1862 he was a constant exhibitor there. He also showed many pictures at the British Institution.
Among his best works were: "A Christmas party preparing for blind man's buff" (1850); "Time for play", "Boys snowballing" (1853); "The broken window" (1855 engraved for the August 1865 edition of The Art Journal); "The village school" (1857); "Knuckle down" (1858); "The lost change" (1859); Hide and seek (1860);
The game of marbles, "An unexpected trump" (1861); "Rivals to Blondin"and "The counterfeit coin" (1862). Many engravings were made from his works. In his 1855 Academy notes, John Ruskin wrote about The broken window: "This picture does not catch the eye at a distance, but, on looking close, there will be found exquisite and careful painting in it.".
Knight died on 31 July 1863 aged 39, leaving a widow and six children
Mounted within this magnificent heavy duty antique style ornate swept gilt frame which greatly enhances the portrait.
The frame is an expensive frame costing 300.
Such a magnificent image that will grace any wall, room, study, library, home and office.
Very Good Order Throughout & Ready To Hang.
An outstanding large oil painting on canvas signed lower right corner.
Height : 34 Inches ( 87 cm )
Width : 30 Inches ( 77 cm )
Depth 3 Inches ( 8 cm )
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Europe 195 / USA & Asia 395
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Height = 87 cm (34")
Width = 77 cm (31")
Depth = 8 cm (3")

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