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River Scene near Scarborough

Gavin Claxton

River Scene near Scarborough


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‘River Scene near Scarborough’ by John Frederick Tennant R.B.A. (1796-1872). The painting – which depicts a couple by a brook fishing at sunset in North Yorkshire – is signed by the artist and dated 1841 in which year it was exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists. The painting is presented in a fine quality bespoke gold metal leaf frame.

All our paintings are offered in the finest condition they can be for their age having been newly professionally cleaned, conserved and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

After training with the Georgian painter William Anderson (1757-1837) – from whom he inherited his characteristic bright colours and soft lighting effects – Tennant went on to enjoy a long and successful career as a painter of coastal and river landscapes. In an era when travel wasn’t easy Tennant journeyed widely, painting highly accomplished scenes of rural life in his native North East, on the South Coast, throughout the Home Counties, in the Channel Islands and North Wales.

In 1842, Tennant became one of the founder members of the Society of British Artists, where he would go on to exhibit no less than 340 paintings. Between 1820 and 1873 John Frederick Tennant also exhibited 54 times at the British Institution and 18 at the Royal Academy.

Dimensions: (framed) 71cm x 99cm (28” x 39”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 53cm x 81cm (21” x 32”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of our frames are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s finest period frame makers.

Condition: Very good. Newly professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.


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