A Cottage at Bonchurch, Isle of White
A Cottage at Bonchurch, Isle of White


A Cottage at Bonchurch, Isle of White

1819 England

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Cristall was the son of a Scottish sea captain and merchant who was brought up in Rotherhithe and Blackheath. Determined from a young age to become an artist and not follow his father’s wishes to go into the China trade as a manager of a china works, he became one of Dr Thomas Monro’s pupils at his School of Drawing. Along with many of the most gifted artists of that generation

Cristall was one of those fortunate painters who benefited from Dr Monro’s generosity. In 1804 / 1805, with John and Cornelius Varley, William Sawrey Gilpin, William Henry Pyne, Nicholas Pocock John Glover, Stephen Francis Rigaud and George Barret, among others, Cristall became one of the founder members of the Society of Painters in Water-Colours,

He spent much of his time sketching in North Wales, Paris and Scotland and he often stayed on the Isle of Wight. From 1816 to 1819 he was President of the ‘Old’ Society of painters in Water-colours (now called the Royal Watercolour Society) and again from 1821 to 1831.
private Collection
Height 18.50 cm (7.28 inches)
Width 26.00 cm (10.24 inches)
signed and dated 'Joshua Cristall 1819' lower left
Julia Korner Fine Art

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