Frederick Hulme was a landscape painter born in Swinton, Yorkshire on 22 October 1816. He was the son of Jesse Hulme and Elizabeth Trewolla, a porcelain painter from whom he received early tuition. He married Caroline Jackson and they lived in Hanley, Staffordshire. Their son Frederick Edward Hulme, a writer and amateur botanist known for his drawings of flowers, was born in March 1841. During the same year, he made his debut exhibition in Birmingham.
The family moved to London in 1844 where Hulme worked as an engraver. He also taught art and later published a drawing text book for schools. He began exhibiting at the Royal Academy from 1852 and also exhibited at the British Institution and Royal Manchester Institution.
Hulme specialised in picturesque rural landscapes usually punctuated with the occasional figure or featuring sheep and would travel around his favourite spots which included Surrey and Wales to paint. Hulme died in Kensington, London in 1884.
Examples of his work can be found in a number of public collections including the Bolton Museum, Hartlepool Museum, Laing Art Gallery, New Walk Museum, Sheffield Museum, Walker Art Gallery, Wednesbury Museum, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Wolverhampton Art Gallery and York Museum.
|Presentation||The paintings are housed in their original gilt frames, which are in excellent condition. Both paintings bear a Frank Knight gallery label to the reverse.|
|Condition||As with all of our original antique oil paintings, these works are offered in ready to hang gallery condition, having been professionally cleaned, restored and revarnished.|
|Image Size||13.75 inches x 11.75 inches (35cm x 30cm)|
|Framed Size||20.25 inches x 18.25 inches (51.5cm x 46.5cm)|