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Lot 329: Frank Bramley RA (British, 1857-1915) 'The Tulip Tree'
May 19, 2012
St Saviour, United KingdomLive Auction
Frank Bramley RA (British, 1857-1915)
'The Tulip Tree'
oil on canvas, signed with monogram and dated '09 lower right
10 3/4 x 8 1/2in. (27 x 21.5cm.) * Frank Bramley was an English Post-Impressionist painter and artist of the Newlyn School. He attended Lincoln School of Art from 1873 to 1878 and studied from 1879 to 1882 with Charles Verlat at the Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp, as did other future Newlyn school painters such as Fred Hall, Thomas Cooper Gotch and Norman Garstin. After a period in Venice, Bramley joined the artists' colony in Newlyn, Cornwall, where he stayed until 1895. A later work, The Tulip Tree typifies his interest in tonal harmonies and the surface qualities of brushwork, as well as displaying the influence of The Newlyn School's plein-air approach.