OIL PAINTING By CHARLES EDMUND BROCK 1886 19th CENTURY PIECE GOLD GILT FRAME
PAINTING REF 110188
Fine OIL PAINTING Old Master mid 19th Century British artist in a Large
Gold Gilt Frame
By Charles Edmund Brock Similar $7,000
EXHIBITED AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY IN LONDON
HANDSOME MATURE LADY FROM NOBILITY
Museum piece quality ,Excellent condition canvas ,
Re-lined , professional Cleaned *
re-varnished Original Frame is in very good condition
( this work would cost £500 alone) see pictures
( Late 19th century )
Here we have a unique and rare piece of english history
,the painting has had a museum quality restoration .
THe piece was created around the second half of the
19th century and properly a Commission for a Rich Family
undertaken by C.E. Brock
We have had the piece under the microscope and is 100% authentic
Title: Mature Lady
Artist: Charles Edmund Brock
Signed: Bottom Right & dated
Provenance: john castagno art
Medium : Oil painting on canvas
Frame : Good condition
|Condition: Excellent / Very high Quality Piece|
Frame size : 30.5 in x 26.5in
( 77 cm x 67 cm)
Canvas size : 24" x 20"
With an estimate of £2000 - £4000 in a London West End Gallery
Charles Edmund Brock, RI (1870-1938)
While retaining distinct artistic personalities, the brothers, Charles and Henry Brock, developed a mutually supportive working relationship. As a result, they became leading illustrators of historical subjects, and especially of eighteenth and early nineteenth-century literature.
For many generations, the Brock family farmed an area lying a dozen miles to the south of Cambridge. This tradition was broken by Edmund Brock who, as a reader in medieval and oriental languages for Cambridge University Press, lived in London and later in Cambridge itself. In turn, none of his seven children returned to farming. Of those that embarked on some kind of artistic career, the most successful were the illustrators, Charles and Henry.
Charles Brock was born in Holloway, London, on 5 February 1870.
Soon after the birth of the second son, Richard, the family moved to Cambridge, and Henry was born there on 11 July 1875. Brought up in a strict Protestant tradition, the children went regularly to the Zion Chapel and attended the local Church of England School before moving to Cambridge Grammar School. Despite their great aptitude for art from an early age, neither Charles nor Henry attended art school. Charles studied for a while under the sculptor, Henry Wiles, but Henry developed through his close association with Charles who, even after leaving his family home, returned to work in its studio every day.
Charles illustrated books from 1891 and established himself three years later with an edition of Gulliver’s Travels published by Macmillan. In the same year, Henry embarked on his career by working with Charles on the illustrations to a history textbook, also for Macmillan. This encouraged the publisher to commission both Charles and Henry as contributing illustrators to a new project, the ‘Macmillan Standard Novels’, alongside such established figures as Hugh Thomson. In 1895, Charles came into direct competition with Thomson when he was asked to illustrate Austen’s Pride and Prejudice for this series. In the same decade, Charles and Henry also illustrated an edition of Austen’s novels (Dent), so impressing their vision of eighteenth and nineteenth century England upon the public.
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