An extensive oil painting of the North Wales coast, looking towards Penmaenmawr, Puffin Island and the Great Orme. Signed by the artist, Alfred Vickers Senior, in the lower left corner dated 1851.
Alfred Vickers Sr. 1786-1868
Alfred Vickers Sr. was born in London 1786. He was a self-taught landscape and seascape painter, who painted from nature.
His son Alfred Gomersal Vickers was also a painter. Vickers exhibited 125 works at the British Institute and many other paintings at the Royal Academy from 1814 – 1867; he also exhibited at the Suffolk St. Galleries.
His paintings are represented in museums in Glasgow, Leicester, Nottingham, and Sheffield.
Alfred Vickers Sr. travelled a lot throughout the country with a particular affection for Wales and Isle of Wight. Although, he was well known for his English paintings, especially his river scenes which are painted in a sketchy style, using a range of different tones of pale greens. Another characteristic of his work is the colouring and the effects he uses to paint different light and clear tones which he achieved using thin layers of oil washes.
He is one of the most underrated 19th century English painters, his full worth is only now becoming recognized.
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