Thomas Falcon Marshall (1818-1878)
|Artist Name||Thomas Falcon Marshall (1818-1878)|
|Description||This superb large exhibited British Victorian oil painting is by noted artist Thomas Falcon Marshall. Painted in 1849 it was exhibited at the Royal Academy London that year. This large painting depicts a father on his white horse saying goodbye to his family before heading off to the harvest, hence the exhibition title, 'the Orphans of the Village - Harvest Time'. There is also a partial quote from a poem by James Thomson. It is a beautiful landscape populated with several groups of people including the father and his family, workers having a drink behind him and labourers around the waggon in the field beyond. There is tremendous detail and beautiful colouring making this a thoroughly charming Victorian rustic genre scene and an excellent example of Marshall's work.
Signed lower left.
|Provenance||Exhibited at the Royal Academy London, 1849 No. 612 entitled 'The Orphans of the Village - Harvest Time'. 'Be not too narrow, husbandman! but fling from the full sheaf, with charitable stealth, the liberal handful'. James Thomson|
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||50 x 40 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a complementary period gold leaf Victorian frame, 58 inches by 48 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Thomas Falcon Marshall (1818-1878) - was born in Liverpool in 1818 and was a prolific painter of rustic scenes, cottage interiors, farmyard scenes and historical scenes for which he had been greatly influenced by Oliver Goldsmith, Byron and others. His work also included portraits and watercolours. He was great admirer of William Frith.
Marshall was an Associate, then member of the Liverpool Academy and was well represented in the Liverpool and Manchester exhibitions throughout his life. In 1840 he won a silver medal at the Society of Arts for an oil painting of a figure subject.
In total he exhibited 60 works at the Royal Academy, 42 at the Suffolk Street Gallery in London and 40 at the British Institution.
Although living in London for much of his life, he died in 1878 in Chorlton, Lancashire, survived by his wife Amelia Jane and his children, one of whom, William Elsob Marshall b.1843 was also an artist. His wealth at death was £2000.
His work is displayed in museums in Liverpool and London and in galleries in Australia.