Charge of The 10th Light Dragoons 1790, Gouache - George Henry Boughton RA 1905 For Sale
Charge of The 10th Light Dragoons 1790, Gouache - George Henry Boughton RA 1905 :
Charge of The 10th Light Dragoons 1790, Gouache (Watercolor), George Henry Boughton RA 1905 Original Painting 10.25 x 17.75" (20 x 27" framed) Signed in Monogram and Dated 1905 Title to Reverse 'Charge of The 10th Light Dragoons 1790'. George Boughton passed away January 19, 1905 - this wonderful original piece was completed and signed in the last weeks of his life and was perhaps his last completed painting. This exceptional original work remains in fine condition with a vintage frame which is in good condition. The paper backing is separating from the frame edges and there are some scuffs and nicks to the wood as photographed. A fine subject matter for George Boughton who painted numerous pieces depicting landscapes of England, Brittany, and The Netherlands but also depicted American Colonial History. In addition to being a painter Boughton was also an exceptionally accomplished illustrator. He illustrated Washington Irving's 'Rip Van Winkle' and 'History of New York' plus Nathanial Hawthorne's 'Scarlet Letter' amongst others. Most of Boughton's Paintings were small sized and expressed sentimentality in soft muted tones; additionally, most of his works were of rural and rustic figures. This painting is unique in that it is bold, regal, and robustly executed. Boughton is held in prominent museums and collections. Vincent Van Gogh, who lived in London 1873 to 1875, was impressed by Boughton's painting Godspeed! Pilgrams Setting Out For Canterbury. Then working as a minister he gave a sermon that was inspired by the painting, and wrote about it to his brother Theo. The Boughton painting is now part of the collection of The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He met and knew both James Whistler and Henry James. A prolific artist with an impressive history and career. This work is magnificently executed and will make a fine addition to any advanced collection, library, or home. Provenance: Long held by a Palm Beach Estate. Rare
George Henry Boughton RA (4 December 1833 - 19 January 1905) was an Anglo-American landscape and genre painter, illustrator, and writer. Born in England lived in New York City and passed in England. Member National Academy of Design & The Royal Academy. Listed in Fielding's Who Was Who in American Art & Susan Theran's Fine Art Price Guide.
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