John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893)
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John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893)

A moonlit lane

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John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893)
A moonlit lane
signed and dated 'Atkinson Grimshaw 1874' (lower left)
oil on card
21½ x 16¾ in. (54.6 x 42.5 cm.)
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Please note that this picture will be sold unframed. The vendor wishes to keep the present frame.

Lot Essay

During the 1870s Grimshaw developed a reputation for depicting suburban lanes in autumn, where moonlight was filtered by an ever changing cloudscape. Whistler, a close friend of the artist, later noted: 'I considered myself the inventor of nocturnes, until I saw Grimmy's moonlight pictures'.
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