FROM THE DORSETSHIRE CLIFFS
By JOHN BRETT


FROM THE DORSETSHIRE CLIFFS
By JOHN BRETT, A.R.A. (1830-1902)
IN THE TATE GALLERY, LONDON

Compared with many famous artists, Brett began his serious studies late in life, although he was not long in making his mark. In 1853 he was a student at the Academy Schools, and five years later he exhibited " The Stone-breaker," which called forth the enthusiasm of Ruskin. He was strongly influenced by the Pre- Raphaelite movement, and his well-known picture, the " Val d'Aosta," was an attempt to carry out the teaching of the Pre-Raphaelites in landscape painting. This picture was exhibited in 1859, and from that time he was a regular contributor to the Royal Academy, but confined his work more and more to studies of sea and coast scenes in Cornwall and the South of England. Upon these paintings, by which he is best known and which caused him to be elected an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1881, his fame with the general public is likely to rest. Two of them are hung in the Tate Gallery -the present picture, which was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1871, and presented to the nation by Mrs. Brett in 1902; and " Britannia's Realm," showing a wide stretch of sea dotted with vessels, which was shown at Burlington House in 1880, and was purchased for the nation by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest the same year. These admirable studies of luminous skies and summer seas, although they lack tenderness, derive an added charm from their very virility,

From the book "Famous Paintings" Volume 2 printed in 1913.

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Famous Paintings in this Series





James Archer
My Great Grandmother


Bashkirtseff
The Meeting


Bouguereau
Charity


John Brett
From the Dorsetshire Cliffs


Arnesby Brown
The River Bank


Joseph Clark
Mother's Darling


John Constable
The Hay-Wain


Jean Baptiste Camille
Corot
The Fisherman's Hut


Jean Baptiste Camille
Corot
A Flood


Leonardo Da Vinci
Monna Lisa


Edouard Detaille
The Dream


Henri Fantin-Latour
Flowers


Thomas Gainsborough
Queen Charlotte


Thomas Gainsborough
The Market Cart


Jean Baptiste Greuze
The Head of a Girl


Jean Baptiste Greuze
Fidelity


James Clark Hook
Home With the Tide


Alfred William Hunt
Windsor Castle


Josef Israels
The Shipwrecked Mariner


B.W. Leader
The Stream in Summer-time


Madame Vigee Le Brun
Portrait of the Artist

Alphonse Legros
A Canal With a Fisherman


Anton Mauve
Watering Horses


J.L.E. Meissonier
The Cavalier


Sir J.E. Millais
Speak! Speak!


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)
His First Offence


Jan Steen
Grace Before Meat


Marcus Stone
On the Road from
Waterloo to Paris


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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