GEORGE VICAT COLE R.A. - British 19thC (1833-1893)
THIS PAINTING IS SOLD WITHOUT A FRAME Superb painting of English Fishermen in a village Titled "on the Trent". signed with a monogram and dated '1886' (lower left) ABOUT THE ARTIST: (b Portsmouth, 17 April 1833; d London, 6 April 1893). English painter. The eldest son of the landscape painter George Cole (1810-83) and Eliza Vicat, George worked in his father's studio in Portsmouth copying, in black and white, engravings after Turner, Constable and Cox. He accompanied George Cole on sketching tours, visiting the Moselle region in 1851. His work was first exhibited at the British Institution in 1852, and later that year his family moved to London. He married Mary Ann Chignell in 1856. In 1853 two of his works were accepted by the Royal Academy, where he continued to exhibit until 1892. He was a regular exhibitor at the Society of British Artists, of which he became a member in 1858. He was elected ARA in 1870 and RA in 1880.
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