Musée No:737.116Regular price £25.00
Artist: James Holland
James Holland (1799 –1870) was an English painter of flowers, landscapes, architecture and marine subjects, and book illustrator. He was equally skilful in both oils and watercolours and was a member of the Royal Watercolour Society. As a child he painted flowers on pottery in the Davenport factory, alongside his family. In 1819, he moved to London where he continued to work as a pottery painter, but also gave lessons in drawing landscapes, architecture, and marine subjects. Holland did a lot of drawing for the illustrated annuals of the day, and for this he visited Venice, Milan, Geneva, and Paris in 1836, and Portugal in 1837. He continued to travel to the continent over the next 20 years and buildings in European cities became his favourite subject for his brilliantly coloured paintings. He was one of the finest colourists of the English school, and his pictures, especially those of Venice, though neglected in his lifetime, became much sought after in the years after his death.