George Goodwin Kilburne RI RBA 1839-1924 Four Figural Pen and Ink Sketches
George Goodwin Kilburne RI RBA 1839-1924 Four Figural Pen and Ink Sketches
George Goodwin Kilburne RI RBA 1839-1924 Four Figural Pen and Ink Sketches
George Goodwin Kilburne RI RBA 1839-1924 Four Figural Pen and Ink Sketches
George Goodwin Kilburne RI RBA 1839-1924 Four Figural Pen and Ink Sketches
George Goodwin Kilburne RI RBA 1839-1924 Four Figural Pen and Ink Sketches

George Goodwin Kilburne RI RBA 1839-1924 Four Figural Pen and Ink Sketches

c. 1900 England

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The artists personal collection of four pen and ink figural sketches, each signed/initialed

‘Blind Man’s Bluff’
A jolly scene of a children’s party, a young boy is blindfolded and is trying to catch the other young guests. A supervising lady with the smallest child keeps control. Initialed lower right

H16cm L20.4cm

‘After The Confirmation on Palm Sunday’
The young children are in the best white dresses after the confirmation. Palms can be seen at the pew ends. A charming scene, almost certainly executed from life, drawn on the back of an envelope dated November 4th 1877 and addressed to the artist. Initialed lower right

H15cm L22.5cm


‘The Dress Maker’
A lady and gentleman discussing a commission with a lady standing beside her spinning wheel. Drawn from life, signed with initials lower right.

H16cm L20.4cm

‘Sitting by the Warm Fire’
A young lady and boy warming themselves beside a roaring fire. Nicely drawn from life, signed lower right.

H16cm L20.5cm

Old tin and additional fragment of sketch included.

An interesting, personal memory.
George Goodwin Kilburne R.I., R.O.I, R.M.S, (24 July 1839 – 1924 London) was an English genre painter specialising in accurately drawn interiors with figures. He favoured the watercolour medium, although he also worked in oils, pencil and - in his early career – engraving.

George's paintings often portrayed the upper classes and ultra-fashionable female beauties in opulent late 18th and early 19th-century settings. His depiction of this beauty was heightened by his attention to detail with dress, and richly decorated interiors. During the period his paintings would have been considered traditional, especially compared to the work of contemporaries such as James McNeill Whistler and the Pre Raphaelite Brotherhood.
Kilburne travelled extensively in Italy around 1875, and painted in Rome for three months, besides working in Venice at that time, and also in 1876. He did a great deal of sketching in Normandy and Switzerland, besides visiting many parts of England and Wales for the same purpose.
Shortly after the death of the Emperor Napoleon III, the Empress Eugenie commissioned Kilburne to paint several pictures for her. For this purpose he paid many visits to her at Chislehurst, Kent to paint pictures of the rooms used by the late Emperor, which had been kept, just as they were, during his lifetime.
Towards the end of the nineteenth century, he designed and executed a great number of greetings and Christmas cards for the firm of Raphael Tuck & Sons and De La Rue, the minute labour and work for which brought on a serious attack of gout in the eyes. He also contributed a large number of black and white pictures to The Graphic, The Illustrated London News and Cassell’s Magazine. Many of his pictures became popular through prints.
Kilburne was elected a member of the New Watercolour Society (RI) in 1866. He became a member of the Royal Miniature Society in 1898 and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) in 1883. In London, Kilburne exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1863–1918, at the Royal Society of British Artists (Suffolk Street), New Watercolour Society, Royal Miniature Society, Grosvenor Gallery, Dowdeswell Galleries and others. In the regions he exhibited at Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, the Manchester City Art Gallery, The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts and the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.
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