Still Life of Fruit

GEORGE GRAY (1758-1819)

Still Life of Fruit

1758 to 1819 England

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STILL LIFE OF FRUIT

GEORGE GRAY
1758 – 1819 labels verso
Oil on board 15 x 18 inches
Framed size 20 x 23 inches

Gray was a painter of still-lifes and portraits in both oils and crayons. He was born in Newcastle where he was apprenticed to an ‘eminent fruit painter’ called Jones.
He sailed from Whitehaven on a ‘botanizing expedition’ in 1787 and on another to Poland. When he returned to Newcastle he opened a shop in Dean Street as a ‘portrait, fruit, house and sign painter’. He was a close friend of Thomas Bewick. Gray exhibited one work at the Royal Academy in 1811.

Works by the artist are in the Laing Art Gallery; Newcastle; Shipley Art Gallery & Gateshead.

Bibl: Dictionary of British 18th Century Painters –
Ellis Waterhouse
Dictionary of Portrait Painters – Stewart/Cutten
Dimensions
Height 15.00 inch (38.10 cm)
Width 18.00 inch (45.72 cm)
External Height 20.00 inch (50.80 cm)
External Width 23.00 inch (58.42 cm)
Stock Code
K60600
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