Vincent G mill lge

 1796 - Ca.1831 


Oils on Canvas.  Signed (Lower Right) 23 1/2  x 30" (59.7 x 76.2 cm.)    Period Gilt-wood and gesso frame  29 x 35 1/4" 
 Ref.620 GW1 (177) /DNNN/ r.ando> AONN      PRICE CODE  G

Within a treed and hill back-dropped landscape is depicted a small family run rustic mill with its water wheel, with another building to its left. A child sits in the open doorway approached by a man ( the miller ) across the mill race bridge. To the right a horse drawn cart awaits. Below the bridge in the foreground runs the mill stream.   To the left of which a young man (the miller's son) holds a fishing net and basket. On the right bank two girls (the miller's daughters) play in the cooling waters edge. In all, an idyllic summer landscape scene which is typical of, and in our opinion is a work of the talented and important landscape painter George Vincent. It would make a handsome addition to any collection of institutional or private collection of British Landscape paintings.
 This painting underwent professional remedial conservation and cleaning in 1995. 

George Vincent (27 June 1796 – c. 1832) was an English Landscape artist. He is considered to be one of the most talented of the Norwich School of painters, a group of artists who worked or lived in Norwich during their working lives from around 1800 to 1830. His work was founded on the style of John Crome (1768-1821), founder of the Norwich School. From 1811 until 1831 along with 'old Crome'  his son, John Berney Crome & James Stark, he exhibited annually at the Norwich Society of Artists, showing mostly of Norfolk landscapes. By December 1824 his debts had caused him to be incarcerated in the debtor's gallery of the Fleet Prison, from which he was not discharged until February 1827.  Vincent was able to paint whilst in prison and resumed his connection with the Norwich Society of Artists.  After 1831, Vincent disappeared. He was never found, despite attempts by his family to locate him, and his whereabouts after this date remain uncertain.  Vincent's paintings are comparatively rare but it is indicative of the quality of his work that in spite of this he is regarded so highly as an artist and as one of the foremost painters of the Norwich School, which in itself was an important and influential movement in English art.  

Exhibited : Royal Academy 1814, 1823; British Institution 1815, 1831; Society of British Artists 1824, 1830; Norwich Exhibitions 1811, 1831
  Museums : Victoria Albert Museum, London; Castle Museum, Norwich; Nottingham; Sheffield  

See another work by the Norwich School painter James Stark



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