Grimshaw's realistic landscape painting depicts a valley in the Lake District, with images of bowder stones, a cottage and a heather covered mountain.
Bowder Stone, Borrowdale
40 x 53.6 cm
Oil on canvas
Date of work
Original: Oil on canvas, 40 x 53.6 cm ® Tate, London
English painter Atkinson Grimswhaw learnt from examples he saw in local art shops and gave up his work as a clerk on the railways to take up painting full-time in 1861. His first pictures were of dead birds, blossom and fruit studies. Moonlight scenes, dock scenes, and the manor houses glimpsed down leafy lanes are among Grimshaw's best-known subjects; today he is seen as one of the minor Victorian masters.