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MRMA0055

FINE JOSEPH MELLOR (1827 - 1888) OLD MASTER FAMILY OIL PAINTING British School

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PAINTING REF 11075

 

Excellent Condition canvas. one repair not really noticeable , Cleaned Ready to hang. Looks fabulous in daylight or a well lite room..." frame is in wonderful condition

 

Original Antique 19th Century British OLD MASTER OIL PAINTING river Scene GOLD GILT FRAME

NEW COLLECTION Of RARE PIECES OF BRITISH HISTORY

 

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( 19th century )

Note the frame has been gold gilded and is very bright thus making the painting difficult to photo

 

Title: Romantic Country river scene
 
Artist: Joseph Mellor
son of william mellor
 
 
Signed: right hand bottom
 
 

Provenance: john castagno art
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Medium : Oil painting on canvas
 
 
 
Condition: Excellent  
Country: British  
Frame size : 21 in x 17 in
( 54 cm x 44 cm)
 
 
Canvas size : 17" x 13"
 
 

With an estimate of £3000 - £5000

Description: Joseph Mellor was born in Barnsley in 1827. His family worked in the Barnsley linen industry. Like his father before him, Joseph became a weaver and eventually progressed to working as a Jacquard card stamper. Jacquard cards, a forerunner to

computer punch cards, were used to ‘program’ looms to produce fabric with a

repeated pattern. In 1850, Joseph married Mary Thackray, who was also a weaver, at

St Mary’s Church, Barnsley. Mary’s father, William, may well have been involved in

weavers’ attempts to improve their working conditions and pay during the middle of the nineteenth century. Joseph and Mary had two children: William born in 1851 and Emmeline born in 1854. During the next few years they moved from Castlereagh Street to Pitt Street and eventually to Racecommon Road. Having already developed an interest in

painting, Joseph decided to pursue a career as a landscape artist in the late 1850s.

The weaving industry was in difficulties, so much so that Mary’s father moved the rest of his family to the industrialised east coast of the USA to look for work in the cotton

mills there. Joseph and Mary eventually moved to Leeds, where Joseph’s older brother had a small weaving business. This may have helped William and Emmeline, who, when they were old enough, both found work as weavers in Leeds. Emmeline got married

and moved to Bradford. Later, Joseph and Mary moved to Bradford as well. This is where Joseph died in 1888 and where he is buried in Undercliffe Cemetery. Joseph painted mainly in oils, on canvas and on board, and is said to have taught his son William

(who later became an artist in his own right) to paint. Joseph’s landscapes are typically Victorian in style and he painted many rural scenes including Ribblesdale, Barnard’s

Castle and scenes around Knaresborough where his mother-in-law’s family came from. It is not clear how much more widely Joseph travelled and, although he did visit

London, there is no information about his paintings being exhibited during his lifetime. Despite this, many pieces of Joseph’s work have since been offered for sale in auctions, at galleries and at antiques fairs.

 

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