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Renowned for his meticulous attention to dress and richly decorated interiors, Kilburne’s artistry evokes a sense of nostalgia for an era defined by luxury and sophistication. In contrast to contemporaries like James McNeill Whistler and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Kilburne’s style remained firmly rooted in tradition, earning him distinction as a leading figure in the art world of his day.

Kilburne’s artistic journey was marked by extensive travel and prestigious commissions. His sojourn in Italy during the mid-1870s, where he painted in Rome and Venice, enriched his repertoire with scenes of Mediterranean splendor. Notably, he was entrusted by Empress Eugenie with the task of immortalizing the rooms once frequented by the late Emperor Napoleon III at Chislehurst, Kent, shortly after his passing.

Towards the end of the 19th century, Kilburne’s creative genius found expression in the realm of commercial art, as he designed a plethora of greeting cards and Christmas cards for esteemed firms such as Raphael Tuck & Sons and De La Rue. Despite his prolific output, Kilburne’s dedication to his craft took a toll on his health, as evidenced by a debilitating bout of gout in his eyes.

Acknowledged for his artistic prowess, Kilburne received numerous accolades, including membership in esteemed institutions such as the New Watercolour Society, the Royal Miniature Society, and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. His works graced the walls of prestigious galleries across the United Kingdom, from the Royal Academy in London to the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.

Today, Kilburne’s legacy endures, with his paintings adorning the collections of both public institutions and discerning private collectors. Nicholas Wells Antiques invites you to immerse yourself in the timeless beauty of George Goodwin Kilburne’s masterpieces, each a testament to the enduring allure of a bygone era.

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George Goodwin Kilburne 1898

Stock Number: 94916

George Goodwin Kilburne, R.I., R.O.I, R.M.S, (24 July 1839 – 1924 London)
Asking Directions on Dartmoor
Canvas 17 x 25 cm
Framed 30 x 39 cm

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  • Canvas Height: 17 cm (6.7 inches)
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