THE RIVER BANK
By ARNESBY BROWN


THE RIVER BANK
By ARNESBY BROWN, A.R.(1866-1955)
IN THE GUILDHALL ART GALLERY, LONDON

Although Mr. Arnesby Brown divides the greater part of his time between Cornwall and the Norfolk Broads, he may be said to belong to the St. Ives School of painters, of whom he is the most prominent. His delightful pictures are very popular, and examples of his art grace many of the public galleries.

He was born In Nottingham in 1866, and attended the School of Art there before becoming a private pupil of the late Andrew MacCallum, under whom he learnt the importance of accurate observation and of correct painting. At that time he worked much in the open air, and the influence of his studies is found in his out-door paintings to-day. He joined the Herkomer School at Bushey in 1889, and remained there three years, during which his first Royal Academy picture, " A Cornish Pasture" (exhibited in 1890), was painted while he was on a visit to the "delectable Duchy." Ever since his first picture was shown he has been an annual exhibitor at Burlington House. " The River Bank" was painted in Norfolk, and appeared in the Royal Academy in 1902, the year before he was elected an A.R.A. It followed the " Morning," now in the Chantrey Collection, The picture is painted in rich, glowing colours, which, with the effect of atmosphere, invest the simple subject with the dignity of nature itself. Some cattle are grazing by the riverside on a showery day. The skins of the animals glow in the sunshine which irradiates the misty air. On the right of the picture part of a rainbow's arc is seen, stretching up into the sky, from which the clouds are breaking away in green and purple glories. It is a beautiful picture, full of the majesty and peace of nature in a wilful mood.

From the book "Famous Paintings" printed in 1913.

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Online "Name the Painting"









Sir Arnesby Brown
at the Tate Collection

"Midsummer"
by Arnesby Brown

Art Works by Brown
at Art Net

"Cows Grazing on a Marsh"
by Sir John Alfred Arnesby Brown


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Bashkirtseff
The Meeting


Bouguereau
Charity


John Brett
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Arnesby Brown
The River Bank


Joseph Clark
Mother's Darling


John Constable
The Hay-Wain


Jean Baptiste Camille
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The Fisherman's Hut


Jean Baptiste Camille
Corot
A Flood


Leonardo Da Vinci
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Edouard Detaille
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Henri Fantin-Latour
Flowers


Thomas Gainsborough
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Thomas Gainsborough
The Market Cart


Jean Baptiste Greuze
The Head of a Girl


Jean Baptiste Greuze
Fidelity


James Clark Hook
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Alfred William Hunt
Windsor Castle


Josef Israels
The Shipwrecked Mariner


B.W. Leader
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Madame Vigee Le Brun
Portrait of the Artist

Alphonse Legros
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Anton Mauve
Watering Horses


J.L.E. Meissonier
The Cavalier


Sir J.E. Millais
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Sir J.E. Mallais
My First Sermon


George Morland
The Reckoning


George Morland
The Inside of a Stable


Murillo
The Immaculate Conception
of the Virgin


Alfred Parsons
When Nature Painted
All Things Gay


Ralph Peacock
The Sisters


Rembrandt
Syndics of the
Cloth Merchants' Guild


Guido Reni
"Ecce Homo"


Sir Joshua Reynolds
Portrait of Mrs. Richard Hoare
With Her Infant Son


Briton Riviere
The Temptation
in the Wilderness


Dante Gabriel
Rossetti
Day Dreams


John Singer Sargent
Miss Ellen Terry
as Lady Macbeth


Lady Stanley
(Dorothy Tennant)
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Jan Steen
Grace Before Meat


Marcus Stone
On the Road from
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Constant Troyon
Watering Cattle


H.S. Tuke
"All Hands to the Pumps"


Velazquez
King Philip IV. of Spain


S.E. Waller
Sweethearts and Wives


Thomas Webster
The Smile

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