Friday, 25 January 2013

Council Of Three

This magnificent painting by Albert Chevallier Tayler RBC The Council Of Three hit the top spot in Bonhams' London sale of 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Watercolours on Wednesday. It fetched £118,850, more than double its pre-sale estimate. (CLICK for a larger graphic.) Despite his Frenchified middle name, Albert Chevallier Tayler (1862-1925) was English, born in Leytonstone, which was then in Essex. For 12 years he was involved in the Newlyn School of painting, using the En plein air method. He exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy and became a very successful London artist, commissioned to paint a large panel at the Royal Exchange; but the fashion in art changed and of recent years his paintings have fetched only a few thousand pounds. His Wikipedia entry needs more details: CLICK.


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