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Fine English Georgian Oil Family Welcoming Son back From School Country House

1820's

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"The Return from School" English School, circa 1820 after the painting by William Redmore Bigg, RA, British 1755-1828 condition: excellent restored condition Provenance: Christie’s, 1988; Private Collection, UK A very fine Georgian painting capturing this wonderful image from the social history of England. We see a school boy returning home for the holidays, his trunk and belongings being handed over, whilst his mother and siblings watch on, on the steps and entrance to their large country home (the gate lodge stands in the distance). It is a superbly painted work and presented in excellent condition. The image is after the original painting by William Redmore Bigg, RA, British 1755-1828. Chiefly known from their many engraved versions, the original oils by Bigg were exhibited at the Royal Academy, London in 1789 (no.214 ‘The return from school’ and no.275 ‘Black Monday, or the departure for school’). Bigg's greatest delight was in painting children and his pictures were highly popular in his day, with the best engravers used to render his work. A version of ‘Black Monday’ by Bigg, on metal, was offered at Christie’s, London, 29 June 2000, lot 124.
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    English 1820's
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    1820's
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 30.5 in (77.47 cm)Width: 36 in (91.44 cm)Depth: 1 in (2.54 cm)
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  • Gallery Location:
    Cirencester, GB
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU509311290432
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