Skip to content

♔Silver Moonlight 1880- John Atkinson Grimshaw

Silver Moonlight 1880 (Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate)- John Atkinson Grimshaw- The Victorian artist who mastered the night.

15871705_1422372744439665_2573203656778972132_n

Grimshaw was a self-taught artist who worked in the North of England in the second half of the nineteenth century. He defied his strictly religious parents and left a good job with the railway to become an artist, and rapidly made a name for himself as a painter.

His early works were Pre- Raphaelite style landscapes. The Lake District was a favourite early source of inspiration, producing such early masterpieces as Blea Tarn, First Light, 1865 (Private Collection), and The Bowder Stone, Borrowdale, c.1865, now in the Tate Gallery.

He is considered to be one of the best painters of moonlit scenes. His atmospheric depictions of areas including Glasgow, Liverpool, Leeds and London are now hugely sought-after.

TESTIMONIALS

“Hi ! I never normally comment on other people’s posts but I just came across your blog and I have … Continue Reading Redheaded Booklover

Redheaded Booklover

‘Your blog is so beautiful and calming’  

Skull-Designs

“Your blog is so beautiful. Made my day browsing through it. Thank you.”  

lyondc.com

Many thanks for all your beautiful posts of the English countryside! I must say my heart lies in the Cotswolds … Continue Reading Silverstarlite

Silverstarlite

I believe I lived in your country in another life. Everything about the isles appeals to me, but alas I’m … Continue Reading Charlene Munson

Charlene Munson

 

2 thoughts on “♔Silver Moonlight 1880- John Atkinson Grimshaw Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: