John Rathbone (1750-1807)
|Artist Name||John Rathbone (1750-1807)|
|Title||Figures Resting in a Landscape|
|Description||John Rathbone, British 18th century artist, painted this lovely landscape oil painting. Painted circa 1790 the British Old Master landscape composition unfolds in a number of layers with the river and figures resting in the foreground and the countryside then spreading out to mountains in the background. We are heading towards the close of day as the fading sunlight beautifully illuminates the clouds and countryside. A very tranquil 18th century oil painting that is a pleasure to gaze upon.|
|Provenance||Sale, Christie's, London, South Kensington, 30 April 1985, lot 64, titled Figures resting.|
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||24 x 18 inches|
|Frame||Housed in an ornate carved gilded 18th century frame, 31 inches by 25 inches approx. The frame is an artwork in itself.|
|Biography||John Rathbone (1750-1807) was born in the Wirrel, Merseyside and was a landscape artist in 18th and 19th century. Rathborne collaborated with artists Julius Caesar Ibbetson and George Morland, with them often painting the figures in his landscapes, which was not uncommon at this time. Rathbone died in 1807.
Works held by the British Museum, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and Salford Art Gallery.
Exhibited 48 paintings at the Royal Academy London between 1785-1806 and else where.