Joseph Henry Kirsop (1886-1981)
|Artist Name||Joseph Henry Kirsop (1886-1981)|
|Title||The Port of Newcastle Upon Tyne|
|Description||This lovely historically interesting British marine oil painting is by Newcastle artist Joseph Henry Kirsop. Painted in 1914, the location of the painting is the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. A range of boats and ships are depicted and Kirsop has beautifully captured the rippled reflections on the water with superb brushwork and tones. Beyond the boats is the city of Newcastle and High Level Bridge, a road and railway bridge spanning the River Tyne between Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead in North East England. It is considered the most notable historical engineering work in the city. It was built by the Hawks family from 5,050 tons of iron and completed in 1859. To the right one can see the spire and clock of All Saints Church and also the unusual spire of the Cathedral Church of St Nicholas. A lovely painting, especially for Novocastrians.
Signed and dated 1914 lower left.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||23 x 20 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a complementary gilt Empire period frame, 31 inches by 28 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Joseph Henry Kirsop (1886-1981). Kirsop was a painter in oils and watercolour as well as an etcher of landscape, marine and some architectural subjects. He was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1886 and often painted views in and around Newcastle as well as Staithes in Yorkshire. He studied part-time at Gateshead School of Art and Armstrong College Newcastle. Kirsop exhibited at the Royal Academy, London in 1943 to much acclaim. He died in 1981.|