Mowing Bracken
By H.H. La Thangue


Mowing Bracken
By Henry Herbert La Thangue R.A.(1859-1929)
In the Guildhall Art Gallery, London

The work of this artist is deserving of study because of its individuality. His pictures reveal an originality of treatment which has gained him many disciples.

At Dulwich College he was contemporary with Mr. Stanhope Forbes, and the two young men were fellow students in England and France after leaving school. Mr. La Thangue gained the Gold Medal at the Academy Schools in 1879, and then went to Paris to work in Gerome's studio. Here he came under the influence of the French plein air school of painters, whose methods have been so strongly reflected in his work ever since, although he has subordinated them to his own personal style. For a time he painted in France in company with Stanhope Forbes, but he returned to England in 1884, and settled for a while in the Norfolk Broads before moving to Bosham, near Chichester.

Like the artists of the Newlyn School to which Stanhope Forbes belongs, La Thangue is an open-air painter; indeed, all his pictures are painted out of doors, and in many cases not a touch has been added to them under cover. He paints direct from nature, by placing his model in the actual scene of the picture.

"Mowing Bracken," which may be regarded as a study in autumn tints, was exhibited in the Royal Academy in 1903, and was purchased for the Guildhall Art Gallery the same year.

From the book "Famous Paintings" printed in 1913.

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Henry Herbert La Thangue Online
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Thangue - Tate Collection

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