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John Atkinson Grimshaw (British, 1836-1893)
Property of a Northern Collector
John Atkinson Grimshaw (British, 1836-1893)

Street Scene in Moonlight

John Atkinson Grimshaw (British, 1836-1893)
Street Scene in Moonlight
signed and dated 'Atkinson Grimshaw 1875' (lower right)
oil on board
4 ½ x 11 ½ in. (11.4 x 29.2 cm.)
(possibly) with F. Watson & Co., Leeds.
Dick McIlquham and Kathleen 'Kit' Livingston McIlquham (1927-2010), Kingston, Ontario.
Their sale; Thomas Quirk Fine Art, Kingston, Ontario, 14 July 2018, lot 19.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.

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Lot Essay

Alexander Robertson has suggested that the structure of the building in the present work may have been inspired by the John Harrison Almshouses in Leeds, the city of Grimshaw’s birth, and was perhaps commissioned from the artist by a local citizen.
We are grateful to Alexander Robertson for his help in preparing this catalogue entry.

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