Tuesday, January 20, 2009

James Campbell - The Wife's Remonstrance

James Campbell was a member of the Liverpool Academy and his genre paintings have an obvious Pre Raphaelite influence. Here the father is a poacher and he brilliantly conveys the reproachful child and mother. Ruskin liked its colouring but seemed to think the subject 'rather ugly'.
oil on canvas
first exhibited 1858
now in the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

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