Thomas Churchyard
Aldeburgh Beach date not known

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Thomas Churchyard 1798–1865
Aldeburgh Beach
Date Date not known
Medium Oil paint on board
Dimensions Support: 120 x 154 mm
frame: 240 x 269 x 60 mm
Acquisition Presented anonymously in memory of Sir Terence Rattigan 1983
Not on display

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Churchyard was a county court lawyer, a prolific amateur painter and a collector who lived at Woodbridge in Suffolk. His friends included the poets Edward Fitzgerald and Bernard Barton, a trio Fitzgerald called 'the chief wits of Woodbridge'. Churchyard admired Constable's work and owned several examples of it. His own watercolours and oil paintings, all on a small scale, sometimes reflect this admiration but his work overall exhibits a wide stylistic range.

September 2004

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