Joseph Thors (1842-1898)

Artist Name Joseph Thors (1842-1898)
Title Solitude Westphalia
Description A stunning oil on canvas by British nineteenth century artist Joseph Thors who was a Birmingham based artist. He was a noted rustic landscape painter and he specialised in these sort of idealised Romantic landscape scenes.

This romantic sublime landscape portrays Solitude in Westphalia, Germany. It dates to around 1870 and is one of the best Joseph Thors I have had in the collection.

Signed J Thors.
Provenance Midlands estate. Original artists label verso.
Medium Oil on Canvas
Size 24 x 20 inches
Frame Housed in a gilt 19th century gallery frame. 36 inches by 31 inches. Excellent condition
Condition Excellent condition
Biography Joseph Thors (1842-1898) is a name recognised as one of the leading landscape artists of the Victorian period. A prolific painter in oils in the English rustic tradition, his scenes are of cottages, figures and animals, painted in a style derivative of the Norwich School. He lived in London but also worked in the Midlands where he made his name and where he is regarded as a member of the Birmingham School. It is known he travelled to France and he exhibited "View In Fontainebleau" No 389 at the Royal Academy in 1878. He is a well collected artist who has inspired the imagination of people who like to dwell for a moment on the rustic charm and hardship of our Victorian period.
Royal Academy - 6
Royal  Society of British Artists - 15
Birmingham - 17
Royal Institute of Oil Painters - 1
Price £3400
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