Augustine Joseph Mingaye, Pusey/Alfred Street, St Giles Oxford -1864 watercolour




An original 1864 watercolour painting, Augustine Joseph Mingaye Alfred Street, St Giles, Oxford.

This beautiful watercolour painting by Oxford artist Augustine Joseph Mingaye Richardson shows Alfred Street (now renamed Pusey Street) which in the 19th century was the one proper road on the west side of St Giles, Oxford. The painting has a real sense of peace, with distant figures, birds taking flight and the long shadows of early morning or evening.

On watercolour paper.

Augustine Joseph Mingaye Richardson (b.1846) was a stained glass artist and painter, known by the name of A.J. Mingaye. Born into an artistic family in Oxford, he was son of Joseph Richardson, a Teacher of Painting, and Rosabell Georgina Mingaye Syder. Mingaye designed the stained glass window in south aisle of St Laurence’s Church, Winslow, in 1868, using maker’s mark Mingaye Pinxit Londinium. He is also recorded as being in Bruges, Belgium in the early 1900s, painting in the Gothic Revival style and designing a stained glass window for the Church of Stabroek. His younger sister, Rosa, was also an artist.

Signed and dated lower right. Inscribed on a separate piece of paper: 'Alfred Street, St Giles, Oxford'.
In good condition for its age. Very minor age toning, as shown. There are paper remnants on the verso, from historically being laid down.
25.9cm x 19.2cm.
Unframed.

This work is from a fascinating collection of pictures we have for sale that are deeply entwined with the artistic worlds of 19th-century Oxford. The city’s romantic dreaming spires have inspired architectural draughtsman over the centuries, and this collection includes views of the university’s colleges as well as landmarks around the city and Oxfordshire more generally. The collection comprises works by a number of highly regarded artists, including drawings by William Turner of Oxford and William Alfred Delamotte, and paintings by Frederick Mackenzie OWS, and stained glass artist Augustine Joseph Mingaye Richardson and his sister Rosa Mingaye. With its architectural emphasis, it appears that the collection may have been in the possession of either the artistic Mingaye Richardson family or the Delamotte family: the collection also includes a number of intriguing albumen prints of architectural subjects, with high artistic merit, which bear striking similarity to the work of early photographer Philip Henry Delamotte – son of William Alfred Delamotte.

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Product code: JJ-558


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