• Old Masters & 19th Century Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5859

    Old Masters & 19th Century Art

    28 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 105

    William Groombridge (Tunbridge 1748-1811 Baltimore)

    An extensive river landscape with a fishermen on the banks, a town beyond

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    William Groombridge (Tunbridge 1748-1811 Baltimore)
    An extensive river landscape with a fishermen on the banks, a town beyond
    indistinctly signed and dated 'W. Groombridge Pinxt London 1782' (lower left, on the cliff-face)
    oil on canvas
    30 x 49¾ in. (76.3 x 126.5 cm.)


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    William Groombridge was born in Tunbridge, Kent, and was most famous for his Kentish landscapes and miniatures. Little is recorded of his education, although it is known he was a pupil of James Lambert. Until 1790 he was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy, London. By 1793, he was recorded in New York from where he moved to Philadelphia in 1794, and founded the Columbian Art Academy. He moved to Baltimore in 1804 where he died in 1811.

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