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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA1047473: Landscape Oil Painting Of Figures In A Horse & Cart Crossing A Ford By George Turner

Landscape Oil Painting Of Figures In A Horse & Cart Crossing A Ford By George Turner

£3,950    $5,147    €4,700
George Turner
 
British, (1843-1910)
 
Crossing the Ford
 
Oil on canvas, signed, further signed & inscribed verso
 
Image size: 15.5 inches x 25.5 inches
 
Size including frame: 21.5 inches x 31.25 inches
 
A wonderful landscape painting of figures in a horse and cart crossing a ford by George Turner. The cart, with two seated figures is shown approaching a ford. One of the horses can be seen stopping at the edge of the water for a drink as a dog watches on. Turner was living at Barrow on Trent at the time of this painting and the location would most likely be somewhere he was familiar with.
 
George Turner was a landscape painter born in Cromford, Derbyshire around 1843 to Thomas and Mary Turner. His father was a tailor and encouraged his son’s natural talent for art. Although largely self- taught, he was able to set himself up as a professional artist by the age of 20. He also turned his hand to private art teaching as a young man.
 
After moving to Barrow-on-Trent he met and married his first wife Eliza Lakin in 1865. They lived at her family farm ‘The Walnuts’ in Barrow on Trent and had four children, two of whom became artists, Mary Turner (later Woore) and the better known William Lakin Turner (1867-1936).
 
Turner specialised in rustic views and often painted scenes in South Derbyshire and the Trent Valley where he lived. He also visited Birmingham, North Wales and Scotland. He exhibited from 1860 at the Birmingham Society of Artists and Suffolk Street. He was a frequent exhibitor at the Derby Art Gallery and became a member of the Derby Corporation Art Gallery Committee. He continued teaching art throughout his life and became art master to Louis Bosworth Hurt (1856-1929), who lived in nearby Ashbourne and David Payne (1843-1894) who also lived in Barrow-on-Trent, as well as his son William.
 
In 1880, he was commissioned to paint views of Calk Abbey by Lady Crewe. After the death of his wife in 1900, he moved to Kirk Ireton, living for a time...
Antique #SA1047473, showcased on this page, originates from 1890. For historical context, the timeline below highlights the period when it was made:
1890
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