A sketch - coastal scene

John Henry Mole1867

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Art Gallery of New South Wales

John Henry Mole gave up a legal profession in Newcastle-upon-Tyne to pursue a career as a miniature painter. However, after a little more than a decade he also gave up this specialised branch of art to devote himself to landscape painting. He contributed hundreds of watercolours to the annual exhibitions of the Institute of Painters in Water Colours, coastal and beach scenes being his staple productions. Often his pictures include an element of light human interest or sentimental anecdote involving children enjoying the innocent pleasures of the seashore.

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  • Title: A sketch - coastal scene
  • Creator: John Henry Mole
  • Date Created: 1867
  • Physical Dimensions: 37.5 x 54.3 cm image/sheet; 54.5 x 61.5 x 2.0 cm frame
  • Provenance: Source unknown, Purchased by the AGNSW in 1887
  • Type: Watercolour
  • Rights: Purchased 1887
  • External Link: https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/collection/works/5757/
  • Medium: watercolour over traces of pencil
  • Signature & Date: Signed and dated l.l., "J.H. Mole 1867".
  • Artist Country: England


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