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Frank Richards RBA, Newlyn School 19th Century Oil Painting

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FRANK RICHARDS RBA (1863-1935) A fine oil on canvas covered board of the view from an Eastern balcony or porch. Excellent condition. I recently had the great fortune of acquiring a quantity of work by Frank Richards. Unbelievably, it was rescued from a skip. Most of the work is signed, much is dated, and all of it is undoubtedly by Richard?s hand. Despite a neat handwriting, I have great difficulty deciphering some of his inscriptions. At one point these items seem to have been in a garage sale, as most have prices hand written on the back (in old money). Despite the chequered history, almost everything is in superb condition. I think most of it has been in a drawer or folio from new. Richards used high quality media and colours are excellent. There are a variety of styles, sizes and media. It will take me some time to get all of it catalogued and photographed. Richards was born in Birmingham where he studied at the School of Art and where in 1884 he was elected a member of the Birmingham Society of Artists. Having travelled in Europe he became a great advocate of plein air painting and it was natural that he should gravitate to the French inspired group of artists working in Cornwall and centred around the school established by Stanhope Forbes in Newlyn. Richards became a regular visitor to Newlyn where he joined a group of his contemporary Birmingham artists that included Edwin Harris and Walter Langley. Richards held a solo exhibition at Dowdeswell Gallery, London in 1894, was a regular exhibitor in Newlyn and St Ives and also contributed to the Newlyn School exhibitions at the Castle Galleries, Nottingham and Dowdeswell Gallery. He also exhibited at the RA, RBA, and ROI. FRANK RICHARDS RBA (1863-1935) I recently had the great fortune of acquiring a quantity of work by Frank Richards. Unbelievably, it was rescued from a skip. Most of the work is signed, much is dated, and all of it is undoubtedly by Richard?s hand. Despite a neat handwriting, I have great difficulty deciphering some of his inscriptions. At one point these items seem to have been in a garage sale, as most have prices hand written on the back (in old money). Despite the chequered history, almost everything is in superb condition. I think most of it has been in a drawer or folio from new. Richards used high quality media and colours are excellent. There are a variety of styles, sizes and media. It will take me some time to get all of it catalogued and photographed. Richards was born in Birmingham where he studied at the School of Art and where in 1884 he was elected a member of the Birmingham Society of Artists. Having travelled in Europe he became a great advocate of plein air painting and it was natural that he should gravitate to the French inspired group of artists working in Cornwall and centred around the school established by Stanhope Forbes in Newlyn. Richards became a regular visitor to Newlyn where he joined a group of his contemporary Birmingham artists that included Edwin Harris and Walter Langley. Richards held a solo exhibition at Dowdeswell Gallery, London in 1894, was a regular exhibitor in Newlyn and St Ives and also contributed to the Newlyn School exhibitions at the Castle Galleries, Nottingham and Dowdeswell Gallery. He also exhibited at the RA, RBA, and ROI.
From a cache of Frank Richards paintings and drawings literally rescued from a skip. Most have a price on the back: anywhere from 6d up to 2/6, so these must have been in some type of car boot sale at one point, pre-decimalization. I show a photo of the back of one of the items which was used as a sign. Not every picture is signed, but they are all unquestionably by Richards hand.
Size: 25 x 15cm (9.8" x 5.9")
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Artist Frank Richards RBA (1863-1935) Newlyn School
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Dimensions 25 x 15cm
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Medium Oil
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