Joseph Thors (1842-1898)
|Artist Name||Joseph Thors (1842-1898)|
|Title||The Path Home|
|Description||A stunning, Victorian oil on panel by British 19th century artist Joseph Thors. He was based in Birmingham and was a noted rustic landscape painter. He specialised in these sort of idealised scenes - this one portraying a rustic landscape with a man and his dog.
Dated 1864 this is one of the best small Joseph Thors I have ever seen. A wonderful painting.
Signed J Thors and dated 1864.
|Medium||Oil on Panel|
|Size||10 x 8 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a gilt empire gallery frame 17 inches by 15 inches. Very good 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