Richard Parkes BoningtonA Distant View of St-Omer c.1824

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Artist
Richard Parkes Bonington (1802‑1828)
Title
A Distant View of St-Omer
Date c.1824
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 314 x 438 mm frame: 580 x 695 x 105 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Bequeathed by George Salting 1910
Reference
N02664
Not on display

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Bonington was born near Nottingham but moved to Calais in 1817 with his parents. There they set up a lace-making business before settling in Paris the following year. Most of his short life was spent in France. Delacroix was not alone in admiring his 'marvellous grasp of effects and the facility of his execution'. Working at first in watercolour, Bonington took up oils around 1823. He spent most of 1824 in Dunkerque and probably painted this view of St-Omer from the Boulogne-Calais road that year.

August 2004

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