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Watercolour on ivory in an oval gilt metal frame with silk to reverse. Signed to the obverse: tump/pinxit.
STUMP, SAMUEL JOHN 1778 – 1863
Born, probably in America, in 1778. Studied at the R.A. Schools, 1796, aged 18. Worked in London & Brighton (August 1809). Exhibited at the R.A. (170), Associated Artists, B.I. (55) 1805-49, O.W.C.S. and S.B.A., 1802 – 1849. Painted miniatures, watercolour portraits, landscapes (including Italian & Swiss views), a few oil portraits, and executed engravings.
He enjoyed an excellent reputation and painted many sitters from theatrical circles. Was a member of the Sketching Society & an old list of members of the Society calls him ‘The American Stump’. He was a prolific artist often signing S.J. Stump Pinxit/No 7 Cork Street/Burlington Gardens/1816 Stump/Miniature Painter.
Represented: NPG London; V. & A. M., the Ashmolean Museum & the Guildhall Art Gallery, London.
|Height||7.00 cm||(2.76 inches)|
|Width||5.50 cm||(2.17 inches)|