Les Connoisseurs, circa 1885

SKU: 1113
Signed, inscribed on the reverse
Oil on board, 20 x 17 in. (50.8 x 43.2 cm.)


Height – 50.8cm x Width – 43.2cm


The Artist’s Studio Sale, Christie’s 3rd July 1986 (lot 335)

Provenance: The Artist’s Studio Sale, Christie’s 3rd July 1986 (lot 335)

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Joseph Alfred Terry
Joseph Alfred
1872 - 1939

Painter born in York and a member of famous York-based Terry’s chocolate family. Terry began his studies at York School of Art and then travelled to Paris in the early 1890’s to enrol at the AcadŽ mie Julian. At Julian’s he worked under Bouguereau, Ferrier, Constant and J. P. Laurens. He also studied at the AcadŽ mie Colarossi winning a Silver Medal Prize in 1895. After this fairly long spell of study in Paris, he returned to Yorkshire and soon established a base at Sleights, a small village outside Whitby, which was to be his home until his death. Close to Staithes and Runswick Bay, he soon became an active member of the Staithes Group exhibited with them on numerous occasions.

He was a keen supporter of the Yorkshire Union of Artists and regularly showed at their annual exhibitions. Terry painted landscapes in both oils and watercolours and also executed interiors, still life and genre scenes. He travelled widely and showed pictures of France, Corsica, Greece and Italy. He exhibited profusely at venues that included the Paris Salon, RI, RA and at Leeds City Art Gallery, Oldham Art Gallery, MAFA, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and the RBA of which he was an elected member. His paintings are in the permanent collections of the Pannett Art Gallery, Whitby and the York City Art Gallery.

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