Orig George Bonfield 1800's Charcoal Drawing Ship Sea From Reading Museum #1 Yqz For Sale
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Out Of The Permanent Collection of The Reading Museum
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We ended up with 6 original George Robert Bonfield charcoal drawings, seascapes. All are out of the Permanent Collection of The Reading Museum, and all of them still have the accession numbers on each one. We are putting them up in six separate sales, check out all six.
Up in this sale is the first of the six. An original Charcoal drawing by George Robert Bonfield depicting a ship washed up on shore. It is signed. It measures approx. 9 1/2" x 6 1/2", tipped onto a sheet approx. 15" x 10".
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George Robert Bonfield (1805 - 1898)
Lived/Active: Pennsylvania Known for: marine and landscape painting
George Robert Bonfield was born in Portsmouth, England, the son of a stonecutter. As a child, Bonfield was attracted to the sea and made sketches of the ships and views of Portsmouth Harbor.
The family immigrated to the United States in 1816 and settled in Philadelphia. Bonfield followed his father’s profession and found employment with a local marble dealer carving inscriptions and ornaments on gravestones. He occasionally worked in Bordentown, New Jersey, at Point Breeze, the estate of Joseph Bonaparte, the brother of Napoleon Bonaparte and exiled former king of Naples and Spain. Bonaparte is said to have encouraged the youth’s interest in art and allowed him access to his collection of Dutch and French marine paintings. Bonfield is alleged to have attracted the attention of Joseph Hopkinson, the eminent Philadelphia attorney and president of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, who arranged for him to study painting with Thomas Birch (1779–1851).
Bonfield became one of the foremost American marine painters during the 1840s and 1850s, when such subjects appealed to Philadelphia merchants. Influenced by Dutch seventeenth-century seascapes, he eschewed the topographical style of his contemporaries and painted distinctly romantic scenes in a much freer, painterly style. Bonfield exhibited widely and was an active participant in Philadelphia’s cultural life. He was one of the founders of the Artists’ Fund Society in 1836 and exhibited with the group until 1845. He exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1847 to 1885, at the National Academy of Design from 1837 to 1844, at the Apollo Association and the American Art Union from 1838 to 1849, and at the Maryland Historical Society in 1848. He was elected an Honorary Trustee of the National Academy in 1845 and an Academician of the Pennsylvania Academy in 1847. Bonfield’s popularity declined after the Civil War.
He was an avid print collector and helped his patron, the wealthy Philadelphia banker and art connoisseur James L. Claghorn assemble a substantial collection that is now owned by the Baltimore Museum of Art. The antiquarian William S. Baker dedicated his American Engravers and Their Works (Philadelphia, 1875) to Bonfield. Bonfield spent the majority of his career in Philadelphia, where he painted views of the Delaware River. The titles of the paintings that he exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy indicate that he worked in such popular resorts as Newport, Rhode Island, and Mount Desert, Maine. Bonfield lived in Beverly, New Jersey, from 1853 to 1854, Bordentown in 1856, and Burlington in 1857.
Estimated shipping weight, (packaged) is 1 lbs 8 oz in a 18 x 15 x 5 box.
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Orig George Bonfield 1800's Charcoal Drawing Ship Sea From Reading Museum #1 Yqz: $97