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Garden Gate with Hollyhocks

Date made: 1889

Artist: Nicholson, John Miller

Description: Garden Gate with Hollyhocks by John Miller Nicholson.

John Miller Nicholson captures the beauty of the natural world in a small summer garden, complete with damaged gateposts and wonky gate. It demonstrates him experimenting with a more impressionistic style of painting, something which he spent a lifetime trying to perfect. It differs from many other Nicholson works we have in the collection, in that it is of a more domestic scale and does not feature people or prominent landmarks. Nonetheless, it does show his fascination with trying to capture a single moment in time. It also demonstrates his technical brilliance at achieving realistic perspectives and depth.

Measurements: unframed artwork: 21 cm x 12 cm

Materials: oil on board

Object name: painting

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1965-0002

Subject tags : #artgalleryplace


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