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Portrait of a Gent by Walter Langley

REF: SK0148 / LA360664
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This is a charming painting by the West Country artist Walter Langley 1852-1922. The painting depicts a portrait of an old gent (fisherman - old seadog). It is executed in watercolour and is in good condition for its age. It also comes in its original frame. The painting is signed with the artists monogram and I think that this monogram dates to the later part of his life. It is truly a beautiful work of art and is full of life. You can just imagine the stories this man could tell. The painting was acquired from a private collection and the original vendors had had this for over 50 years. Walter Langley is generally dubbed the pioneer of the Newlyn School, as he was the first of the Newlyn School artists to settle in the village, setting up his studio in 1882. Like many of his fellow Newlyn artists, he had spent time in Brittany before discovering Cornwall, and some of his early Cornish works feature local models wearing the picturesque Breton costume. Walter Langley started his artistic career at the age of fifteen, when he was apprenticed to a Birmingham lithographer. At twenty-one, having completed his apprenticeship, he won a scholarship to South Kensington, where he studied design. Langley returned to Birmingham to continue as a lithographer, but spent his spare time painting and soon gave up lithography to concentrate on this aspect of his work. Although Langley was an accomplished painter in oils, he mainly painted in watercolour, often on a large scale. Using this demanding and difficult medium, he portrayed scenes of everyday life in a small fishing village, highlighting the hardships and tragedies that were commonplace during that period.

measurements

Height:
12 in
Width:
10 in

declaration

Kilroy Fine Art has clarified that the Portrait of a Gent by Walter Langley (LA360664) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1890

condition

This painting is in very good condition

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delivery

The painting will be sent via Royal Mail

location

This Portrait of a Gent by Walter Langley is located in Grantham, United Kingdom

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