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DROVERS MOVING CATTLE & SHEEP
ON THE COAST, SANDOWN, ISLE OF WIGHT
ALFRED VICKERS, Snr.
1786 – 1868 One labeled verso & one signed lower left
Oils on canvas 12 x 17 inches
Framed sizes 16 x 22 inches
Alfred Vickers Snr was an English painter of landscapes and coastal marines known as the ‘Cockney Constable’, born in 1786 in Newington, Surrey.
Vickers was self-taught and 45 years old when he first exhibited at the Royal Academy, after which he made up for lost time exhibiting 267 works over the next 40 years, including 67 at the Royal Academy and 125 at the British Institute.
From his various London addresses he travelled widely to paint throughout the country with particular affection for Wales and the Isle of Wight; and occasionally visited the Continent. His English views are painted in a rapid, confident hand with a range of distinctive pale greens and his light and sparkling style has been compared to Boudin. Vickers coastal views are sheer delight, his light almost feathery style is well suited to the shallow coastal waters and skies which he painted so effectively.
He is one of the most underrated 19th century English painters, his full worth is only now becoming recognized.
Vickers’ son, Alfred Gomersal Vickers was also a landscape painter.
Works in Public Collections: Glasgow; Sheffield; Nottingham; Wolverhampton; Victoria and Albert Museum; The Guildhall
Provenance: Arthur Tooth & Sons
Bibl: Dictionary of British Landscape Painters - M H Grant
Dictionary of Victorian Painters - C Wood
19th Century Marine Painting by Denys Brook-Hart
|Height||12.00 inch||(30.48 cm)|
|Width||17.00 inch||(43.18 cm)|
|External Height||16.00 inch||(40.64 cm)|
|External Width||22.00 inch||(55.88 cm)|
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