Antique Pair Prints 'Snookered' After L Thackeray c.1910
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This is a pair of antique coloured lithographic prints entitled 'Snookered' and 'Left', after Lance Thackeray , circa 1910.
The prints are initialed LT and are signed and numbered set 45 on the mounts.
They would make an ideal present for any snooker or billiards player and instantly enhance your snooker room.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 60 x Width 75
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet x Width 2 feet, 5 inches
Lance Thackeray (British d.1916) - was a popular artist, illustrator and author of the late Victorian and Edwardian period. He was best known for his postcard designs and was a leading exponent of the 'Write Away' series.
His work was exhibited at the Paris Motor Show 1905, the Leicester Galleries in 1908, the Fine art Society in 1910 and Walker's Galleries in 1913. He was a member of Savage and Arts Clubs in London and the Turf club of Cairo.
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
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