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George Henry Boughton (Anglo-American landscape and genre painter, illustrator and writer) 1833 - 1905
The Miners, 1878
oil on canvas
66.4 x 56.1 cm.
Sudley House, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Born in Norwich, England as a farmer's son, Boughton emigrated to Albany, New York with his family at the age of three. At age nineteen, and without the benefit of formal training, he sold his first painting, The Wayfarer, at the American Art Union exhibition. In 1858 he exhibited Winter Twilight at the New York Academy of Design. His influences included Edward May, with whom he studied during a visit to Paris, and Édouard Frère. In 1862 two of Boughton's paintings were exhibited in the British Institution. He submitted two pieces to the Royal Academy in 1863, and over the next forty-two years Boughton exhibited eighty-seven pieces there. He made London his permanent home in 1862, married Katherine Louise Cullen on Feb. 9, 1865, became a full member of the Royal Academy in 1896, and died in 1905 of heart disease (Hardie).

Remembered as a figure and genre painter, Boughton illustrated works by American writers such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Washington Irving. He also wrote a narrative about his travels in Holland, the aptly titled Sketching Rambles in Holland (1885). Along with Elihu Vedder, he is mentioned by contemporaries as one of the most gifted artists of his day. An 1870 art critic suggests that Boughton was a humorist as well as a "poet-painter," and his pictures "have always had something in them--something well rendered, and something personal" (E. Benson 11). His work was also admired by Vincent Van Gogh. Boughton may have been involved in the production of the Saturday Press (G. Lathrop 832). William Winter lists him as someone who frequented Pfaff's (Old Friends 66).

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Boughton had an affair with the writer Violet Hunt (1862-1942), daughter of the artist Alfred William Hunt, and biographer of Elizabeth Siddal, and mistress to Ford Madox Hueffer (Ford), grandson of Ford Madox Brown. Violet Hunt also modelled for some of Boughton's paintings.
Violet Hunt based her novels Their Lives (1916) and Their Hearts (1921) on her early love affair with Boughton. The novel Christina Chard (1894) by Mrs Rosa Campbell-Praed (1851–1935), an Australian novelist, was dedicated to Boughton, because he had suggested the idea of the book.

La imagen puede contener: una o varias personas, personas de pie y exterior

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