Henry Childe Pocock (1854-1934)
|Artist Name||Henry Childe Pocock (1854-1934)|
|Title||Grays Funfair Landscape|
|Description||This fascinating British Impressionist oil painting is by noted artist Henry Childe Pocock. Painted in 1920, it is a depiction of Grays travelling funfair, a traditional family run fair of more than 150 years standing. The focus is their yellow Steam Yaghts ride, swinging below red, white and blue flags on a blustery summer's day. In the foreground stands a wheelbarrow and shed, perhaps in an allotment or garden. A really lovely painting bathed in sunshine and full of action.
Signed and dated 1920 lower right.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||30 x 22 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a complementary silvered frame, 37 inches by 29 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Henry Childe Pocock (1854-1934). British artist born in East Grinstead, Sussex. Studied at St Martin's School of Art, Heatherleys and under Sir James Linton. Professor of drawing and painting from life at Birkbeck College. RBA 1899.
Exhibited: Walker Gallery, Liverpool 2, Royal Academy 2, Royal Society of British Artists 40, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours 8, Royal Institute of Oil Painters 4, Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours 1.