An Italian Farmhouse

The Footbridge. by Robert Tonge, 1822-1855. Oil on canvas; signed and dated 1851 13 x 20 inches. Collection: The Maas Gallery.

Commentary from the Maas Gallery catalogue

Tonge was a short-lived Liverpool artist just young enough to have been influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites that showed there in the fifties. He also admired and studied the work of John Linnell, as the vaulted, luminous sky in this painting attests. He was known to be ‘a very quick worker in the open air, both in oil and water-colour, and finished his work on the spot with extreme delicacy.

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Bibliography

Pre-Raphaelitism. Exhibition catalogue. London: Maas Gallery, 2013. No. 26.


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