On the Tow Path by the Trent
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Arthur Walker Redgate

British, (1860-1906)
On the Tow Path by the Trent
Oil on canvas, signed
Provenance: David Messum, Beaconsfield

A picturesque scene of a woman with cattle along a tow path next to the river Trent by Arthur Walker Redgate. The young woman is shown carrying a milking stool and pail of milk as a herd of cattle rest in the meadow behind her.

Arthur Walker Redgate was born in Nottingham in 1860 to Sylvanus Redgate (1827-1873), a photographer and portrait artist and Elizabeth Walker. His second name is sometimes mistakenly listed as William, however his birth record and other official documents confirm it was Walker, taken from his motherís maiden name.

He was probably initially taught by his father, but as their style and subject matter differ he may well have received tuition from one of his father's artistic circle or attended art school, most likely the local Nottingham School of art. By the age of 20, he had established himself as a landscape artist and began exhibiting from around 1880. He made his debut at the Royal Academy in 1886 and continued exhibiting there throughout his life. He lived with his family in Nottingham until his marriage to Edith Elizabeth Henson in December, 1883. By 1885, the couple had moved to Leicestershire where their first child John Sylvanus Redgate was born, living at Mount Pleasant in Castle Donnington.

Redgate was a member of the Nottingham Society of Artists, later becoming vice president and exhibited at their Nottingham Castle Museum shows. He also exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists as well at the Royal Society of Artists, Birmingham and the Walker Art Gallery. He painted the surrounding views where he lived in Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and the river Trent but also travelled around the country visiting Norfolk, Derbyshire and Wales.

Around 1893, shortly after the birth of his second child, the family moved back to the Nottingham where they lived at 11 Charnwood Grove, West Bridgford. He remained there until his death on 6 October 1906. His obituary was published in the Nottingham Evening Post. Examples of his work can be found at the Castle Donnington Museum, Nottingham Castle Museum and Wollaton Hall.

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Presentation The painting is housed in a new, English made gilt frame which is in excellent condition. The reverse bears a label for David Messum, a fine art dealership founded in 1963 at 1 The Parade, Bourne End in Buckinghamshire. The gallery moved to Beaconsfield in 1968 and was located at 26 London End. In 1974, they also took on a Studio at Lordís Wood in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. They opened their first London gallery at 11 Bury Street, St. Jamesís and by 1988 had a second London gallery in Mayfair. Since 2020 they have been based at 12 Bury Street, London and the Studio in Marlow.
Condition As with all of our original antique oil paintings, this work is offered in ready to hang gallery condition, having been professionally cleaned, restored and revarnished.

Dimensions

Image Size 19.25 inches x 29.25 inches (49cm x 74.5cm)
Framed Size 25 inches x 35 inches (63.5cm x 89cm)
£3,900.00