STEPHEN POYNTZ DENNING
â€˜The Village Festivalâ€™
(After Sir David Wilkie RA — copied for the Association of Engravers, from the Bicknell Collection)
Denning was thought to have been an orphan and beggar boy before his talent was discovered. He studied under John Wright, and painted genre and portait watercolours, oils and miniatures. He worked in London and Dulwich, and was appointed curator of Dulwich Art Gallery in 1821.
He exhibited 48 works at the Royal Academy, and elsewhere at the British Institute and the Society of British Artists.
He is represented in many collection, including: V&A, British Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Wallace Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Fitzwilliam Museum, Plymouth (Cottonian Gallery) Museum, Dulwich Art Gallery and the Royal Collection (he painted several portraits of Princess / Queen Victoria).
An oil portrait of a sportsman with his dog (24by20in) was sold at Sothebys in 2007 for Â£48,000.
Denning â€˜reducedâ€™ in watercolour several other paintings by Wilkie for the Printers Association, skilled in detail and much sought after.
Cased on original velvet and baring plaque
18 x 24in (price lowered)
NOT ON DISPLAY