John William North

The Winter Sun

exhibited 1891

Artist
John William North 1841–1924
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 667 x 984 mm
frame: 1040 x 1355 x 126 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1891
Reference
N01607

Not on display

Display caption

Pictures of tangled vegetation painted in subdued colours were John North’s speciality. A figure amongst the dense undergrowth on the right fans a fire with a blanket and smoke rises above.North was a designer of illustrations and a water colourist. He was associated with a group of artists known as the Idyllists because of the sensitive and ethereal qualities of their landscapes. He was also a close friend of the artist Frederick Walker whose painting The Vagrants is on display nearby. North was influenced by his meticulous and poetic representations of nature.

Gallery label, July 2007

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