Oak tree on a hillside


Oak tree on a hillside

1963 England

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- Acquired by Mark Wathen from the Royal Academy, London in 1963
- by descent to Roderick Wathen until 2013

- Catalogue of works handwritten by the artist, Catalogue of work, listed as finished in March 1963, titled “Oak tree on a Hillside”, 24 x 18 in. Tate Britain Archives [799.6]
- Photographs of the artist’s works in personal album, n. 29, Tate Britain Archives [799.4]

- London, Royal Academy, 1963, n. 649

A painter of urban scenes and landscapes, Newton was born in 1880 in Hampstead, London. He went to Clare College, Cambridge, and subsequently studied at Frank Calderon's School of Animal Painting and the London School of Art, Kensington. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, London first in 1903 and participated to its shows regularly from 1930. He was made a Royal Academician in 1943. His first one-man show was at the Leicester Galleries in 1931. He worked in Cornwall and in Yorkshire as well as London. His urban views painted in a sombre, naturalistic style and his penchant for scenes involving waterways earned him the nickname ‘the Canaletto of the canals’. An artist of unusual vision, Newton approached his work with meticulous care and poetic mystery.
Height 46.00 cm (18.11 inches)
Width 61.00 cm (24.02 inches)
Oil on canvas
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