In our Art Online auction on Friday 13 October, we are delighted to offer a collection of works by British artist Joseph Alfred Terry (b. 1872-1939). Here Picture specialist Francesca Whitham tells us more about Joseph Alfred Terry's life and art.
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Lot 1: Joseph Alfred Terry, ‘Arcadian landscape with figures seated beside a water fountain’, Pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper | Est. £200-300 (+ fees)
From the cobbled streets of York to the bohemian lifestyle of Paris, Joseph Alfred Terry's career fused continental and British ideals to produce dreamlike landscapes. Joseph Alfred Terry was born into the well-known industrialist family, York-based chocolate and confectionary brand Terry's, which was founded in 1767. After studying at the York School of Art, Terry travelled to Paris where he enrolled initially at the Académie Julian and later at the Académie Colarossi. Inspired by his tutors William Adolphe Bouguereau and Gabriel Ferrier, Terry settled in Paris amongst like-minded artistic circles. On his return to Yorkshire Terry settled in a village called Sleights just outside of Whitby.
Lot 2: Joseph Alfred Terry, ‘Arcadian landscape with figures dancing’, Oil on canvas | Est. £400-600 (+ fees)
His work was heavily influenced by the places he travelled and especially the time spent in Corsica, Greece and Italy. Terry's landscapes are an amalgamation of the different influences he experienced on these travels together with historical influences of French 18th century painting to create dreamlike, Watteu-esque landscapes with vast vistas and figures dancing or relaxing. Throughout his career Terry exhibited widely both in France and the United Kingdom including places such as the Paris Salon, the Royal Academy and Leeds City Art Gallery. His works can be found in the permanent collections of the Whitby and York City Art Gallery.
Lot 3: Joseph Alfred Terry, ‘Fête galante’, Oil on board | Est. £200-400 (+ fees)
On 3rd July 1986, Christie's South Kensington held the studio sale of Joseph Alfred Terry including posters, paintings and watercolours.
Lot 4: Joseph Alfred Terry, ‘Looking out across the water’, Oil on canvas | Est. £300-500 (+ fees)
Bidding is available in person at our salerooms, online, by telephone or you can leave commission (absentee) bids.
Friday 13 October | 10.30am BST
Donnington Priory, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2JE
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