George Henry Boughton R.A. – (born 1833 – died 1905). American / British painter.
Oil on Canvas. Titled: “Autumn”
Canvas Measures: 18 inches high x 12 inches wide.
with frame: 30 inches high x 23 inches wide.
Signed lower left.
Born in Norwich in Norfolk, England, the son of farmer William Boughton. The family emigrated to the United States in 1835, and he grew up in Albany, New York where he started his career as a self-taught artist. At this early stage he was influenced by the artists of the Hudson River School. By the age of 19 he was recognised as a landscape painter and opened his first studio in 1852. In 1853, the American Art Union purchased one of his early pictures which financed six months of studying art in England. He concluded this period of his training with a sketching tour of the Lake District, Scotland and Ireland.
Boughton exhibited extensively in both Britain and USA, and was elected a member of the National Academy of Design in New York in 1871. He was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, an Associate of the Royal Academy (ARA) in 1879, and a Royal Academician (RA) in 1896.
His paintings are now represented in many museums in the United States and Europe