Fishing Lugger Leaving the Port of Boulogne

Arthur Joseph Meadows
(1843 – 1907) British
Title Fishing Lugger Leaving the Port of Boulogne
Category 19th Century
Medium & Size Oil on canvas: 16 x 24 in. Frame: 20x28 in. Signed & dated 1890
Price Band £2,000 - £5,000
Location Petworth
Biography

Arthur Meadows was a painter of coastal and harbour scenes in England, France & Holland. He was the brother of the artist James Edwin Meadows, father of Gordon A. Meadows and son of James Meadows, Snr. Arthur became one of the most revered marine artists of his era and his work has remained in strong demand to this day.


He exhibited 36 works in London these being at the Royal Society of British Artists, 10 at the British Institute and 4 at the Royal Academy where he is known to have exhibited from 1863 to 1872. The colours of his works often have a rather attractive pastel tone, except his Mediterranean scenes in which the blues of the sky and sea sing out.


Works Represented: Cooper Art Gallery Barnsley; Grundy Art
Blackpool; Shipley Art Gallery Gateshead; Glasgow Art Gallery
Museum; Hastings Museum & Art Gallery; Merseyside Maritime
Museum; National Maritime Museum Greenwich; Science Museum
London; Sheffield City Art Galleries; Jersey Museum; Guernsey
Museum & Art Gallery and many more.


Bibl.: Dictionary of Victorian Painters – Christopher Wood
British 19 th C Marine Painting – Denys Brook Hart

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