Ann Turner after George Pickering, River Landscape - 1854 watercolour painting

An original 1854 watercolour painting, Ann Turner after George Pickering River Landscape.

An attractive landscape painting, with subtle colour gradation and shimmering reflections on the water. Painted by Ann Turner after George Pickering.

George Pickering (c.1794-1857) was born in Yorkshire and became a drawing master at Chester. He painted many landscapes in watercolour, exhibiting in London at the Suffolk Street Gallery and the Society of Painters in Watercolour (1815-1832), and at the Liverpool Academy, of which he was a non-resident member in 1827. He drew many of the fine landscapes that are engraved in Ormerod's “History of Cheshire” and in Baines's “History of the County Palatine of Lancaster”. He lived at Liverpool and later Birkenhead, where he continued to practise as an artist and teacher of drawing.

Initialled "A.T." & dated indistinctly lower right in pencil. Inscribed verso: "A copy from Pickering, Ann Turner 1854".
Age toning and minor foxing as shown. There is a short, barely visible repaired tear to the lower edge and a tiny worm hole towards the upper left corner. Abrasion to the paper surface at the lower left corner as shown.
24cm x 32cm.

This watercolour forms part of a collection of paintings by Ann Turner dating from the 1840s/50s, depicting rural views, rustic scenes, castles, abbeys and bridges, predominantly in the Cheshire and North Wales areas. Very little is known of Ann Turner, but as well as having the means to travel and paint, it appears that she had connections with highly regarded local Chester artist George Pickering (c.1794-1857). Pickering was a drawing master at Chester and later at Birkenhead; Ann Turner was likely a pupil. A number of the watercolours in the collection are after works by Pickering, and one painting is attributed to George Pickering himself. The collection also includes competent copies by Ann Turner after Samuel Prout OWS AA (1783-1852) and Thomas Miles Richardson Senior (1784–1848). There is also an outstanding sepia portrait watercolour of Ann Turner in the collection, clearly painted by a very accomplished hand (see photograph), which we have listed for sale separately.

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Product code: JE-234

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