Oil Painting on Canvas, The Golf Links Painswick

Oil Painting on Canvas, The Golf Links Painswick

c. 1900 to c. 1920 England

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The reverse inscribed: The Golf Links from the Gloucester Road. A. Thornton. To the front, the picture is signed A.THORNTON. Alfred Henry Robinson Thornton was born in Delhi,1863. He studied at the Slade School & Westminster School of Art and was a pupil of Walter Sickert in 1895-6. He exhibited including at the Royal Academy and is now represented in the Tate collection, the British Museum, London, Leeds City Art Gallery and Manchester City Galleries. He was also Honorary Secretary to the New English Arts Club in 1928. Thornton resided at The Poultry Court, Painswick, Glos.
English, circa 1900 - 1920
Gilt Framed: Height 15” (38cm) Width 19” (48cm)
Stock No. 9229
Alfred Henry Robinson Thornton (1863 – 1939) was born in Delhi in 1863 and schooled at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge. Working in the Foreign Office between 1888 and 1890, he studied, at the same time, at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. In 1890 he moved to France where he spent three summers in the same village where Gauguin was at work, whilst continuing to study at the Slade under Frederick Brown during each autumn and winter. In 1893, he became an acknowledged and practising artist in London, spending one session as a teaching assistant to Walter Richard Sickert. He became a member of the New English Art Club in 1895.
Thornton was influenced by the French Impressionists, but chose to paint his favoured landscapes in a quiet, naturalistic and very simplistic style. Nonetheless, he was very adept at reproducing the quality of trees and his subtle appreciation of tone values imbued his paintings with atmosphere and character. A highly cultured and intellectual man, Thornton wrote various articles on the philosophy and psychology of reactions to paintings and, as an artist, is represented in the Tate collection, the British Museum, London, Leeds City Art Gallery and Manchester City Galleries.
Painswick Golf Club was built on Painswick Beacon, the site of one of the several Bronze Age forts in the Cotswolds, in 1891, laid out by David Brown, Open Champion of 1868
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9229
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