’The Thames near Hampton’ by Henry John Boddington (1811-1865)
A fine and highly detailed 19th century oil on canvas depicting a woman near a cottage and various figures in punts on the River Thames.
As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in excellent condition, having just been professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.
Henry John Boddington was the second son of Edward Williams and a member of the famous Williams Family of Painters. Always considered one of the most accomplished members of the Barnes School of English landscape painters, Boddington’s favourite subject was perhaps the River Thames.
John Ruskin praised his pictures for their honesty and their ‘truth to nature’, the famous critic’s greatest praise for a landscape painter. Between 1837 and 1869 Henry John Boddington exhibited 51 paintings at the Royal Academy, 60 at the British Institution, and 244 at Suffolk Street Gallery with the Royal Society of British Artists. Today examples of Boddington’s work hang in many important collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dimensions: (framed) 56cm x 41cm (22” x 16”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 46cm x 31cm (18” x 12”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Good 20th century giltwood swept frame.
Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished. Ready to hang.