GEORGE TURNER (1841 - 1910)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Late 19th Century
Oil on canvas
verso behind oval mount
580 mm x 430 mm
700 mm x 540 mm
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A fine 19th century oil on canvas in an attractive gold oval mount, by the eminent Victorian painter George Turner (1841-1910), The painting depicts a man and a small girl walking along a muddied track up the hill from a hollow – to the background is a small thatched cottage with a figure of a woman with a red cape that they have just passed by. The painting is framed either side by trees and wooded foliage with the tree branches nearly touching overhead framing the 'hollow'
The painting is signed by the artist behind the gold mount and is in great condition. It is sold in a superb quality wood and gesso quality gold leaf frame.
George Turner 1841 - 1910
George Turner was a landscape painter born in Cromford, Derbyshire in 1841. A natural talent, he turned his hand to private art teaching as a young man. After moving to Barrow-on-Trent he met and married his first wife Eliza Lakin in 1865. They lived at her family farm ‘The Walnuts’ and had four children, two of whom became artists, Mary Turner (later Woore) and the better known William Lakin Turner (1867-1936). Turner specialised in rustic views of South Derbyshire, the Trent Valley, Birmingham, North Wales and Scotland. He exhibited from 1860 at the Birmingham Society of Artists and Suffolk Street. He was also a frequent exhibitor at the Derby Art Gallery.
Turner was a member of the Derby Corporation Art Gallery Committee and was art master to Louis Bosworth Hurt (1856-1929) who also lived near Barrow-on-Trent, and David Payne (fl. 1876-1891), as well as his son William. In 1880, he was commissioned to paint views of Calk Abbey by Lady Crewe. After the death of his wife in 1900, he moved to Kirk Ireton, living for a time at the Barley Mow Inn. He married for a second time to the artist Kate Stevens Smith (1871-1964), moving to Cliffe Ash Cottage in Idridgehay. Turner died at Idridgehay on 29 March, 1910 and is buried in St James’ churchyard. Turner has been dubbed ‘Derbyshire’s John Constable with his works being highly collectable. Examples of his paintings can be found at the Derby Art Gallery.
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