1865 – 1935 British
Mr Christopher Hammond Trout Fishing on the River Axe
Oil on canvas
Signed & dated 1891
Frame size: 28 x 40 inches / 71 x 101.5 cm
Percy Buckman was a Dorset born landscape and portrait painter (in oil and watercolour), miniaturist, etcher and author on art miniatures. Studied Royal Academy Schools. Art Master at Goldsmiths College of Art. Elected a Member of the Royal Miniature Society 1921.
Exhibited from 1894, 31 works at the Royal Academy, 21 at the Royal Institute, and 72 at the MRM. Lived in London from 1894.
Buckman was a very interesting and diverse artist whose work rarely comes on the open market. He concentrated on painting miniatures in his later life. He designed a series of stamps in 1918. Author & illustrator of ‘Arcadian Life,’ 1891.
Co-author & illustrator for ‘The Art of the Miniature Painter’1926.
Museums: V&A (portrait miniature of his daughter-Helena). Montacute House, Somerset (NT).
A wonderfully peaceful river landscape in rural Dorset at the end of the 19th Century. Whilst the painting shows post-impressionist influence, so typical of British artists of the 1890’s, the fine detail of the faces shows Buckman’s early talent as a minituralist painter.