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Painter, b. 1861 - d. 1952

Arthur John Elsley's paintings usually depicted daily life in England, often featuring Victorian- and Edwarian-era children interacting with their pets. Elsley was born in 1860 and enrolled in the South Kensington School of Art at age 14. Around this time, his eyesight was damaged when he contracted measles. In 1892, the Arthur John Elsley painting I'se Biggest was so popular, it had to be re-engraved due to the number of prints made.  Commissioned pieces make up a large part of the Arthur John Elsley artwork collection. Many of his paintings were commissioned by the Benett-Stanford family and can still be seen at Preston Manor. His works can also be viewed at various museums throughout England. Values of Arthur John Elsley prints depend on their condition and rarity. Showcase your interest in everyday life of times gone by and browse exceptional genre paintings for sale at Invaluable.

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      • Arthur Elsley (1860-1952)
        Dec. 06, 2023

        Arthur Elsley (1860-1952)

        Est: £6,000 - £8,000

        Arthur Elsley (1860-1952) Are you There? oil on canvas 70 x 50cm The present painting was used as the cover image for Peek Frean & Co's advertisement for biscuits and cakes in 1896. 87 x 67cm framed The painting is executed in oil on a linen canvas support which has been lined. The canvas tension is good and the picture is in plane. The paint layers are in a good condition overall. Areas of overpaint are present, mainly applied around the edges of the painting. The overpaint is broadly applied but well matched to the original. The varnish is clear, even and glossy with a layer of surface dust present and a few light scuffs and scratches.

        Cheffins
      • Arthur John Elsley (British 1860-1952)
        Oct. 21, 2023

        Arthur John Elsley (British 1860-1952)

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        Arthur John Elsley (British 1860-1952) Arthur John Elsley (British 1860-1952) Full length portrait of three children, 1880 Oil on canvas Signed lower left "Arthur J. Elsley, 1880" 50" x 40"

        Nadeau's Auction Gallery
      • Arthur John Elsley (British, 1860-1952) Won't You Try?
        Sep. 27, 2023

        Arthur John Elsley (British, 1860-1952) Won't You Try?

        Est: £25,000 - £35,000

        Arthur John Elsley (British, 1860-1952) Won't You Try? signed and dated 'ArthurJ.Elsley/1905' (lower left) oil on canvas 66 x 91.4cm (26 x 36in).

        Bonhams
      • Arthur John Elsley (British, 1861-1952), View of a garden and barn, oil on canvas, 59 x 43.5cm
        Jun. 27, 2023

        Arthur John Elsley (British, 1861-1952), View of a garden and barn, oil on canvas, 59 x 43.5cm

        Est: £500 - £800

        Arthur John Elsley (British, 1861-1952) View of a garden and barn oil on canvas

        Gorringes
      • Elsley, Arthur John - Playtime - c.1909
        Jun. 20, 2023

        Elsley, Arthur John - Playtime - c.1909

        Est: $40,000 - $60,000

        Elsley, Arthur John (1860-1952) Playtime (c.1909) Description: Oil on canvas signed on lower left Arthur J. Elsley, Haynes Art Gallery sticker at the back, sticker "Exibited at Royal Academy" at the back Dimension (PO): 41" x 28 " Dimension (CM): 104 x 71 cm Condition report: scratched on the bottom right half of the painting

        Champagne Auctions
      • Arthur John Elsley The first love letter, 1908
        Apr. 19, 2023

        Arthur John Elsley The first love letter, 1908

        Est: €60,000 - €80,000

        firmato e datato in basso a sinistra

        Cambi Casa d'Aste
      • Arthur John Elsley (British, 1861-1952) Won't You Try?
        Mar. 29, 2023

        Arthur John Elsley (British, 1861-1952) Won't You Try?

        Est: £40,000 - £60,000

        Arthur John Elsley (British, 1861-1952) Won't You Try? signed and dated 'ArthurJ.Elsley/1905' (lower left) oil on canvas 66 x 91.4cm (26 x 36in).

        Bonhams
      • Arthur Elsley (1860-1952)
        Mar. 22, 2023

        Arthur Elsley (1860-1952)

        Est: £7,000 - £10,000

        Arthur Elsley (1860-1952) Are you There? oil on canvas 70 x 50cm The present painting was used as the cover image for Peek Frean & Co's advertisement for biscuits and cakes in 1896. 87 x 67cm framed The painting is executed in oil on a linen canvas support which has been lined. The canvas tension is good and the picture is in plane. The paint layers are in a good condition overall. Areas of overpaint are present, mainly applied around the edges of the painting. The overpaint is broadly applied but well matched to the original. The varnish is clear, even and glossy with a layer of surface dust present and a few light scuffs and scratches.

        Cheffins
      • ARTHUR JOHN ELSLEY
        Mar. 10, 2023

        ARTHUR JOHN ELSLEY

        Est: €4,000 - €8,000

        ARTHUR JOHN ELSLEY 1860 London - 1952 Ibid. Any Room For Me? Oil on canvas. 86.5 x 67.5 cm (F. 104.5 x 83 cm). Signed and dated lower left 'ARTHUR. J ELSLEY. 1897'. Slightly soiled, part. min. losses of paint, min. rest. Frame. In Parker on p. 64 illustrated as Chromolithography after the present painting, printed in 'Weldon's Ladies' Journal, Christmas 1897'. It can be assumed that this is the original as mentioned by Parker: ''Clevery constructed scene bringing together snow and using the umbrella as a prop. The old man also appears in Fred Morgan`s 'Grandfather`s Birthday? / 'Children' s Children Are The Glory Of Old Men, 1897''' (S.40). Arthur John Elsley joined the Royal Academy as early as 1876, where he first trained the art of portraiture and was later able to use the skills in his narrative compositions. Human kindness, humor and childlike joy characterize Elsley's oeuvre, which according to Terry Parker can be seen as an alternative to the reality of life in the late Victorian era. As a result, Elsley became the most reproduced artist of his time. The scenery depicts the cheerful encounter of three siblings with their grandfather on a snowy winter day. The children look up with rosy cheeks from under a large umbrella. The painting`s title refers to the winking request of the older gentleman to also grant him protection from the snowstorm. It appears the kids are just returning from school, carrying a slate table, merrily laughing. A curiously waiting Border Collie in the foreground underlines the playful mood of the scenery. In his compositions, Elsley pays attention to details which he, according to Parker, knows implements by costumes that were always ready to hand. It is the children' s faces in particular that the artist designs with devotion. Mostly his own daughter Marjorie serves as model. Thus, the physiognomy of the girl in a pink coat can be found repeatedly in his works. The grandfather with beard is a variation of the seafarer-type, for which W.D. Anderson served as archetype who also modeled for other major academics of the time. In spite of his great productivity, the artist painted a total of only nine snow scenes, except for other Christmas themes, according to Parker. These were eagerly in demand as they were ideal for reproductions in calendars, magazines and gift prints during Advent season. In the 1930s his works were also duplicated on candy boxes. Soon after completion in 1897, the present painting, whose location was unknown to date, found great echo as chromolithography in the Christmas edition of 'Weldon's Ladies' Journal'. Literature: Terry Parker: Golden Hours. The paintings of Arthur J. Elsley 1860-1952. Richard Dennis 1998, p.40. ARTHUR JOHN ELSLEY 1860 London - 1952 ebenda Any Room For Me? Öl auf Leinwand. 86,5 x 67,5 cm (R. 104,5 x 83 cm). Signiert und datiert unten links 'ARTHUR. J ELSLEY. 1897'. Leicht verschmutzt, part. min. Farbverluste, min. rest. Rahmen. Bei Parker auf S. 64 abgebildet als Chromolithographie nach dem vorliegenden Gemälde, abgedruckt in 'Weldon's Ladies' Journal, Christmas 1897'. Es ist davon auszugehen, dass es sich hier um das genannte Original handelt: ''Clevery constructed scene bringing together snow and using the umbrella as a prop. The old man also appears in Fred Morgan`s 'Grandfather`s Birthday? / 'Children' s Children Are The Glory Of Old Men, 1897''' (S.40) Arthur John Elsley trat bereits 1876 der Royal Academy bei, wo er sich zunächst in der Kunst der Porträtmalerei schulte und diese später in seinen narrativen Kompositionen geschickt einzusetzen vermochte. Menschliche Wärme, Humor und kindliche Freude kennzeichnen Elsleys Oeuvre, das laut Terry Parker als Gegenentwurf zur Lebensrealität im späten viktorianischen Zeitalter gesehen werden kann. In der Folge avancierte Elsley zum meist reproduzierten Künstler seiner Zeit. Die Szenerie schildert das heitere Zusammentreffen dreier Geschwister mit ihrem Großvater an einem verschneiten Wintertag. Mit geröteten Wangen blicken die Kinder unter einem großen Regenschirm hervor. Der Titel des Gemäldes verweist auf die augenzwinkernde Bitte des älteren Herren, ihm ebenfalls Schutz vor dem Schneegestöber zu gewähren. Gelöst lachend und mit Schiefertafel im Arm kommen die Kinder gerade vom Schulunterricht. Ein gespannt wartender Border Collie im Bildvordergrund unterstreicht die ausgelassene Grundstimmung des Geschehens. Elsley achtet in seinen Kompositionen auf Detailgenauigkeit, die er laut Parker durch stets griffbereite Kostüme umzusetzen weiß. Liebevoll gestaltet der Künstler insbesondere die Kindergesichter. Als Modell dient ihm zumeist die eigene Tochter Marjorie. So findet sich die Physiognomie des Mädchens im rosafarbenen Mantel wiederholt in seinen Werken. Der Großvater mit Bart ist eine Abwandlung des Typus des Seefahrers, für welchen W.D. Anderson als Vorbild diente, der auch für andere bedeutende Akademisten der Zeit Modell stand. Trotz großer Produktivität malte der Künstler laut Parker insgesamt nur neun Schnee-Szenen, ausgenommen weiterer Weihnachtsmotive. Für diese gab es begierige Nachfrage, da sie sich ideal für Reproduktionen in Kalendern, Magazinen und auf Geschenkdrucken zur Adventszeit eigneten. In den 1930er Jahren fanden seine Werke zudem Vervielfältigung auf Süßwarenschachteln. Auch das vorliegende Gemälde, dessen Standort bislang unbekannt war, fand kurz nach Fertigstellung 1897 großen Anklang als Chromolithographie in der Weihnachtsausgabe des 'Weldon's Ladies' Journal'. Literatur: Terry Parker: Golden Hours. The paintings of Arthur J. Elsley 1860-1952. Richard Dennis 1998, S.40.

        Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
      • Arthur J. Elsley - Oil on Canvas
        Jan. 15, 2023

        Arthur J. Elsley - Oil on Canvas

        Est: $15,000 - $25,000

        Arthur J. Elsley (1860-1952) Painting of a child with three dogs. Oil on canvas. Signed in LR and dated 1919 Frame H 34-7/8" W 29-7/8". Canvas H 29" W 24". Condition: Excellent original conditIon. Copy and paste link for high-res images:

        New England Auctions
      • The New Dress
        Dec. 14, 2022

        The New Dress

        Est: £50,000 - £70,000

        A Vision of Arcadia – An Important English Private Collection Arthur John Elsley British 1861 - 1952 The New Dress signed and dated ARTHUR J. ELSLEY / 1912 lower left oil on canvas Unframed: 91.5 by 65cm., 36 by 25½in. Framed: 107 by 81.5cm., 42 by 32in. Bid on Sotheby's

        Sotheby's
      • The Day's Catch
        Dec. 14, 2022

        The Day's Catch

        Est: £40,000 - £60,000

        A Vision of Arcadia – An Important English Private Collection Arthur John Elsley British 1860 - 1952 The Day's Catch signed and dated ARTHUR J. ELSLEY / 1902 lower left and signed and inscribed with the artist's address on an old label attached to the stretcher oil on canvas Unframed: 81 by 102cm., 32 by 40in. Framed: 104 by 123cm., 41 by 48½in. Bid on Sotheby's

        Sotheby's
      • Manner of Arthur John Elsley (1861-1952), Early 20th century, Overpainted print in oils, Story Time,
        Oct. 31, 2022

        Manner of Arthur John Elsley (1861-1952), Early 20th century, Overpainted print in oils, Story Time,

        Est: £50 - £100

        Manner of Arthur John Elsley (1861-1952), Early 20th century, Overpainted print in oils, Story Time, A garden scene with children resting on stone steps. In an Art Nouveau gilt frame. Approx. 19 1/2" x 27"

        Claydon Auctioneers
      • After ELSLEY, Arthur (British 1861-1952) Victorian Period Chromolithograph 'Late for School' In a walnut veneer frame. 78x58cm (...
        Oct. 11, 2022

        After ELSLEY, Arthur (British 1861-1952) Victorian Period Chromolithograph 'Late for School' In a walnut veneer frame. 78x58cm (...

        Est: $80 - $150

        After ELSLEY, Arthur (British 1861-1952) Victorian Period Chromolithograph 'Late for School' In a walnut veneer frame. 78x58cm (frame) (Rm7)

        Davidson Auctions
      • Arthur John Elsley (British, 1861-1952) His First Shot
        Sep. 21, 2022

        Arthur John Elsley (British, 1861-1952) His First Shot

        Est: £40,000 - £60,000

        Arthur John Elsley (British, 1861-1952) His First Shot signed and dated 'Arthur J. Elsley/1903' (lower left) oil on canvas 109.5 x 84cm (43 1/8 x 33 1/16in). For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

        Bonhams
      • Arthur John Elsley (British, 1861-1952) Love at First Sight
        Sep. 21, 2022

        Arthur John Elsley (British, 1861-1952) Love at First Sight

        Est: £100,000 - £150,000

        Arthur John Elsley (British, 1861-1952) Love at First Sight signed and dated 'Arthur J Elsley/ 1907' (lower left) oil on canvas 107 x 143cm (42 1/8 x 56 5/16in). For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

        Bonhams
      • AFTER ARTHUR JOHN ELSLEY (D.1952) THE HAPPY PAIR
        Apr. 01, 2022

        AFTER ARTHUR JOHN ELSLEY (D.1952) THE HAPPY PAIR

        Est: $150 - $300

        Framed print on stretched canvas, The Happy Pair (A Royal Procession), after Arthur John Elsley (English, 1860-1952), sight: approx 11.5"h, 15.5"w, overall: approx 22.25"h, 26.25"w, 13.5lbs Start Price: $100.00

        Austin Auction Gallery
      • Arthur John Elsley 'Epitome of Youth' Signed O/C
        Oct. 23, 2021

        Arthur John Elsley 'Epitome of Youth' Signed O/C

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        An antique oil on canvas painting by Arthur John Elsley (British, 1860-1952) titled 'Epitome of Youth' depicting a portrait of two sisters dressed in matching white dresses sitting under a tree. It is signed to the lower right and presented in an ornate giltwood frame. Titled on back on stretcher. Sight - 35 x 23 Provenance Private Collection 84th Street, Brooklyn, NY Estate. 30 Day Warranty for serious discrepancies (See Terms and Condition for full explanation). PLEASE NOTE: Lots that state "in the style of" or "attributed to" denote that an item definitively does not have authentication nor is it implied. The item may be ascribed to the artist or maker due to its style or subject matter, but we are not able to confirm its authorship or authenticity.

        Atlanta Auction Gallery, ltd
      • ARTHUR JOHN ELSLEY (BRITISH, 1860-1952) - An unfair advantage
        Jul. 15, 2021

        ARTHUR JOHN ELSLEY (BRITISH, 1860-1952) - An unfair advantage

        Est: £20,000 - £30,000

        ARTHUR JOHN ELSLEY (BRITISH, 1860-1952) An unfair advantage oil on canvas 34 ¾ x 28 ½ in. (88.3 x 72.4 cm.)

        Christie's
      • gr. Kunstdruck nach Arthur John ELSLEY (1860-1952), 1901
        Dec. 30, 2020

        gr. Kunstdruck nach Arthur John ELSLEY (1860-1952), 1901

        Est: -

        gr. Kunstdruck nach Arthur John ELSLEY (1860-1952), 1901, Kind mit Hunden, schöner Holzrahmen, Glas beschädigt, RG 85x69 cm

        Auktionshalle Cuxhaven
      • After A.J. Elsley Vienna Style Ceramic Tile Framed
        Nov. 15, 2020

        After A.J. Elsley Vienna Style Ceramic Tile Framed

        Est: $300 - $500

        After Arthur John Elsley (British, 1861-1952), Vienna style transfer on ceramic tile depicting children with a dog and wash tub. Verso inscribed Germany. Framed approx. 15.5" x 13.67", sight 9" x 7".

        Gallery 63
      • ARTHUR JOHN ELSLEY LITHOGRAPH
        Oct. 24, 2020

        ARTHUR JOHN ELSLEY LITHOGRAPH

        Est: $50 - $100

        ORIGINAL, 1908. FRAMED. 24"X29.5"

        Freedom Auction Company
      • ARTHUR JOHN ELSLEY (BRITISH, 1861-1952) - Safe Quarters
        Oct. 16, 2020

        ARTHUR JOHN ELSLEY (BRITISH, 1861-1952) - Safe Quarters

        Est: $100,000 - $150,000

        ARTHUR JOHN ELSLEY (BRITISH, 1861-1952) Safe Quarters signed and dated 'ARTHUR J. ELSLEY/1911' (lower left) oil on canvas 31 7/8 x 23 1/4 in. (81 x 59.1 cm.)

        Christie's
      • Arthur John Elsley (1860 – 1952, English) Print
        May. 21, 2020

        Arthur John Elsley (1860 – 1952, English) Print

        Est: $150 - $200

        Arthur John Elsley (1860 – 1952, English) Print Arthur John Elsley (1860 – 1952, English) Print of two young girls with three dogs. There is a plate signature on the lower left hand corner that says “ Arthur T. Eisley 1909”. There is a small tear on the left side of the print. It is not framed. Size 22 8/16 by 15 3/16 inches.

        Hidden Treasures Antiques & Fine Arts
      • Arthur J. Elsley painting
        Mar. 22, 2020

        Arthur J. Elsley painting

        Est: $25,000 - $35,000

        Arthur J. Elsley (English, 1860-1952) oil on canvas signed image: 33.5"h x 25.5"w frame: 42.5"h x 34.5"w

        Treadway Gallery
      • Arthur John Elsley (1860-1952) Gee-up oil on canvas 36 x 27 in. (91.5 x 68.6 cm.)
        Dec. 12, 2019

        Arthur John Elsley (1860-1952) Gee-up oil on canvas 36 x 27 in. (91.5 x 68.6 cm.)

        Est: £50,000 - £80,000

        Arthur John Elsley (1860-1952) Gee-up signed and dated 'ARTHUR J. ELSLEY/1914' (lower left) and inscribed 'No. 182h' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 36 x 27 in. (91.5 x 68.6 cm.)

        Christie's
      • Arthur John Elsley (1860 – 1952, English) Print
        Nov. 14, 2019

        Arthur John Elsley (1860 – 1952, English) Print

        Est: $150 - $200

        Arthur John Elsley (1860 – 1952, English) Print Arthur John Elsley (1860 – 1952, English) Print of two young girls with three dogs. There is a plate signature on the lower left hand corner that says “ Arthur T. Eisley 1909”. There is a small tear on the left side of the print. It is not framed. Size 22 8/16 by 15 3/16 inches.

        Hidden Treasures Antiques & Fine Arts
      • Arthur John Elsley (1860-1952) British. Portrait of a White Pony, by a Wooden Fence, Oil on Canvas, Signed and Dated 1903, 19" x 13".
        Oct. 30, 2019

        Arthur John Elsley (1860-1952) British. Portrait of a White Pony, by a Wooden Fence, Oil on Canvas, Signed and Dated 1903, 19" x 13".

        Est: £1,800 - £2,400

        Arthur John Elsley (1860-1952) British. Portrait of a White Pony, by a Wooden Fence, Oil on Canvas, Signed and Dated 1903, 19" x 13".

        John Nicholson's Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers
      • ARTHUR JOHN ELSLEY (1860-1952) British (AR) ''Sunlight Through The Trees''
        Sep. 07, 2019

        ARTHUR JOHN ELSLEY (1860-1952) British (AR) ''Sunlight Through The Trees''

        Est: £2,000 - £3,000

        ARTHUR JOHN ELSLEY (1860-1952) British (AR) ''Sunlight Through The Trees'' Oil on canvas, signed, framed. 49 x 36.5 cm. Note: Possibly a view of the artist's garden. Provenance: Phillips, Exeter and Bonhams, Knowle.

        Rowley Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers
      • 19th cent. Crystoleums by Arthur Elsley. Child in a blue dress and mop cap playing with puppies, sig
        Aug. 17, 2019

        19th cent. Crystoleums by Arthur Elsley. Child in a blue dress and mop cap playing with puppies, sig

        Est: £30 - £50

        19th cent. Crystoleums by Arthur Elsley. Child in a blue dress and mop cap playing with puppies, signed left hand corner, framed 7ins. x 10ins. the other a child trying to feed a puppy, signed left hand corner, framed 7ins. x 10ins. A pair.

        Henry Aldridge & Son Ltd
      • Arthur John ELSLEY: Children & Pets - Framed Print
        Jul. 13, 2019

        Arthur John ELSLEY: Children & Pets - Framed Print

        Est: $50 - $100

        Framed print on canvas of a Victorian scene with children, kittens and a St. Bernard, in a gold-painted frame. [Frame: 9 7/8 x 8 inches]. In good condition.

        Roland Auctions NY
      • Arthur John ELSLEY: Children & Pets - Framed Print
        Jun. 08, 2019

        Arthur John ELSLEY: Children & Pets - Framed Print

        Est: $30 - $50

        Framed print on canvas of a Victorian scene with children, kittens and a St. Bernard, in a gold-painted frame. [Frame: 9 7/8 x 8 inches]. In good condition.

        Roland Auctions NY
      • Arthur John Elsley (1860 – 1952, English) Print
        May. 28, 2019

        Arthur John Elsley (1860 – 1952, English) Print

        Est: $100 - $200

        Arthur John Elsley (1860 – 1952, English) Print of two young girls with three dogs. There is a plate signature on the lower left hand corner that says “ Arthur T. Eisley 1909”. There is a small tear on the left side of the print. It is not framed. Size 22 8/16 by 15 3/16 inches.

        Hidden Treasures Antiques & Fine Arts
      • Attributed to Arthur J. Elsley Playing with Fire, circa 1897
        May. 14, 2019

        Attributed to Arthur J. Elsley Playing with Fire, circa 1897

        Est: $10,000 - $20,000

        Attributed to Arthur J. Elsley Playing with Fire, circa 1897 Remnants of a signature and date A.J. ELSLEY 18...7 (ll) Oil on canvas 19 3/4 x 26 inches (50.1 x 66 cm) C 

        Doyle New York
      • Arthur John Elsley (British, 1861-1952) In from the cold 42 X 31 1/2in (107 x 80cm)
        Apr. 30, 2019

        Arthur John Elsley (British, 1861-1952) In from the cold 42 X 31 1/2in (107 x 80cm)

        Est: $15,000 - $20,000

        Arthur John Elsley (British, 1861-1952) In from the cold signed and dated 'Arthur J. Elsley 1911' (lower left)oil on canvas42 X 31 1/2in (107 x 80cm) Provenance: with The Cooling Galleries, London, England;Robert Vose Estate, Boston, Massachusetts; with Castano Galleries, Boston, Massachusetts, 1966;with Winblad Galleries, San Francisco, California;Private collection, San Francisco, California.

        Bonhams
      • Arthur John Elsley (British, 1861-1952) Homeward bound 29 x 20 1/2in (73.66 x 52cm)
        Apr. 30, 2019

        Arthur John Elsley (British, 1861-1952) Homeward bound 29 x 20 1/2in (73.66 x 52cm)

        Est: $20,000 - $30,000

        Arthur John Elsley (British, 1861-1952) Homeward bound signed 'Arthur J Elsley' (lower right)oil on canvas29 x 20 1/2in (73.66 x 52cm) Provenance: Private collection, Derbyshire;By descent into the family;Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2018.

        Bonhams
      • Arthur John Elsley (1860 – 1952, English) Print
        Jan. 17, 2019

        Arthur John Elsley (1860 – 1952, English) Print

        Est: $150 - $200

        Arthur John Elsley (1860 – 1952, English) Print Arthur John Elsley (1860 – 1952, English) Print of two young girls with three dogs. There is a plate signature on the lower left hand corner that says “ Arthur T. Eisley 1909”. There is a small tear on the left side of the print. It is not framed. Size 22 8/16 by 15 3/16 inches.

        Hidden Treasures Antiques & Fine Arts
      • Arthur John Elsley (1860-1952) - More Haste, Less Speed
        Dec. 11, 2018

        Arthur John Elsley (1860-1952) - More Haste, Less Speed

        Est: £70,000 - £100,000

        Arthur John Elsley (1860-1952) More Haste, Less Speed oil on canvas 37½ x 33¼ in. (95.2 x 84.5 cm.)

        Christie's
      • ARTHUR JOHN ELSLEY | Go Away, Sir
        Oct. 15, 2018

        ARTHUR JOHN ELSLEY | Go Away, Sir

        Est: $30,000 - $40,000

        oil on canvas

        Sotheby's
      • 19th Century Figural Oil Painting by Arthur J. Elsley
        Jul. 21, 2018

        19th Century Figural Oil Painting by Arthur J. Elsley

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        Remarkable Original Oil Painting attributed to the celebrated prominent British Artist Arthur John Elsley (British, 1860 - 1952) | Oil on Canvas | Signed in Lower Right by the Artist "Arthur J. Elsley" | Late 19th, early 20th Century | Housed in a gold wooden frame | Dimensions: 36.5" H x 28.25" W | Arthur John Elsley (1860-€“1952) was a British painter of the late Victorian and Edwardian periods, famous for his idyllic genre scenes of playful children and their pets. He achieved great popularity during his life and much of his work appeared in calendars, magazines and books. Elsley was born in London, one of six children of John Elsley, coachman and amateur artist, and Emily Freer. Elsley's father had exhibited at the British Institution Exhibition in 1845 but later in life contracted tuberculosis which forced him into early retirement. When only eleven years old, Arthur was turning out proficient animal studies made during frequent visits to the London Zoo in Regent''s Park. At age fourteen, he enrolled in the South Kensington School of Art (later the Royal College of Art). At about this time his eyesight became permanently damaged by a bout of measles. Elsley took up the post of probationer at the Royal Academy Schools in 1876. here he was influenced by Frederick Pickersgill (Keeper of the Royal Academy), Edward Armitage (Professor of Painting), John Marshal (Professor of Anatomy), and Henry Bowler (Professor of Perspective). A large number of his paintings were inspired by sketches made on frequent cycling trips around the countryside. In 1878 he exhibited his first picture, entitled "A Portrait of an Old Pony" at the Royal Academy. He remained with the Academy Schools until 1882 and then began accepting commissions to do portraits of children and dogs, with an emphasis on horses. Many of his portrait commissions came from the Benett-Stanford family of politicians living at Preston Manor in Brighton €”some works are still exhibited there. His first known published work was a line engraving entitled "€œApril Floods In Eastern Counties" printed in "€œYoung England"€ magazine in 1885. Elsley was friendly with the English painters Solomon Joseph Solomon and George Grenville Manton, sharing a studio with the latter in 1876. Through Manton Elsley met Frederick Morgan, a popular painter of children. In 1889 Elsley moved into Morgan's studio, an arrangement that led to a good working relationship€“ Morgan having difficulties with painting animals, an area in which Elsley excelled. Elsley was awarded a silver medal in the Crystal Palace exhibition of 1891 for his painting "€œThe Bailiff'€™s Daughter of Islington"€. In 1892 his painting "€œI'€™se Biggest"€ was published, and later had to be re-engraved to satisfy public demand. The painting was of a young girl comparing her height with that of a large St. Bernard dog. The Illustrated London News printed one of Elsley's paintings, Grandfather'€™s Pet as their Christmas choice for 1893. On 11 November 1893 Elsley married Emily "€œEmm" Fusedale, his second cousin who had modeled for him for ten years. They had one child, Marjorie, born in 1903, and who posed for many of his subsequent paintings. After his marriage Elsley set up his own studio, but continued his painting relationship with Frederick Morgan. After the death of Charles Burton Barber (1845-€“1894), Elsley became his natural successor as the foremost painter of children and their pets. Relations between Elsley and Frederick Morgan were permanently soured when Morgan accused Elsley of using his ideas. After this Elsley became bolder in his compositions, often depicting scenes with multiple figures, all from individual sitters visiting his studio. Hardly ever leaving his studio, the outdoors components of his paintings were from sketches he had made earlier and magazine images. It was thought that these indoor painting methods aggravated his already faulty vision. The First World War severely reduced Elsley’s output of paintings€“ he produced only 4 paintings from 1915 to 1917, one of which, a portrait of his daughter Marjorie, was exhibited at the Royal Academy. He contributed to the war effort by working on bomb-sights in a munitions factory, straining his already poor eyesight. By the early 1930s he was able only to carry out woodworking and gardening. Arthur John Elsley died at home in Tunbridge Wells on 19 February 1952. At the height of his career from 1878 to 1927, Elsley exhibited 52 works at the Royal Academy. However, many more were shown at exhibition halls throughout the country: The Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, French Gallery, Dudley Gallery and Crystal Palace in London; The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; The Institute of Fine Art, Glasgow; Manchester City Art Gallery; The Royal Society of Artists, Birmingham; Nottingham Castle Museum; Victoria Art Gallery, Bath; The International Exhibition in Cork Ireland (1902-03). His prints were used commercially by many firms such as calendars by Thomas D. Murphy Co., Sunlight Soap, Brook'€™s Sewing Cottons, Peek Freans biscuits cakes; and Bibby'€™s Quarterly (an illustrated journal of country and home life). Currently Elsley’s work can be seen at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum in Bournemouth, in the collections of "œHartlepool Museums and Heritage Service", at Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight, Liverpool, Royal Liverpool Children'€™s Hospital in Liverpool and the "€œRoyal Pavilion Art Gallery and Museum", Preston Manor, 194 Preston Road, Brighton.

        Worthington Galleries
      • Arthur John Elsley (British, 1861-1952) In from the cold 42 X 31 1/2in (10
        May. 02, 2018

        Arthur John Elsley (British, 1861-1952) In from the cold 42 X 31 1/2in (10

        Est: $30,000 - $50,000

        Arthur John Elsley (British, 1861-1952) In from the cold 42 X 31 1/2in (107 x 80cm)

        Bonhams
      • Arthur J. Elsley, Children's Pony Ride Print
        Apr. 29, 2018

        Arthur J. Elsley, Children's Pony Ride Print

        Est: -

        Arthur Elsley (1860-1952) an English painter of the late Victorian and Edwardian periods, was famous for idyllic scenes of playful children and their pets. In good condition.Matted and framed under glass. Artist: Arthur J. Elsley, Title: Children's Pony Ride Medium: Print Year or Era: 20th CenturySignature Type: Printed Signature Signature Location: Lower Left Approx. Measurement: 25" x 31" x 1" Site Measurements: 18" x 24" Approx. Ship Weight: 5lbs.Keywords: Art; Ref: C1A

        J Levine Auction & Appraisal LLC
      • ARTHUR JOHN ELSLEY | Friend or Foe?
        Feb. 01, 2018

        ARTHUR JOHN ELSLEY | Friend or Foe?

        Est: $40,000 - $60,000

        oil on canvas

        Sotheby's
      • ARTHUR JOHN ELSLEY | Pick-a-Back 
        Feb. 01, 2018

        ARTHUR JOHN ELSLEY | Pick-a-Back 

        Est: $30,000 - $40,000

        oil on canvas

        Sotheby's
      • Arthur J. Elsley Oil Painting Entitled "Help Needed"
        Dec. 03, 2017

        Arthur J. Elsley Oil Painting Entitled "Help Needed"

        Est: $10,000 - $25,000

        Remarkable Original Oil Painting by the celebrated prominent British Artist Arthur John Elsley (British, 1861 – 1952) | Entitled "Help Needed" | Oil on Canvas | Signed in Lower Right by the Artist “Arthur J. Elsley” | Circa 1890 | Housed in a gold wooden frame | Dimensions: 36.5″ x 28.25″ Arthur John Elsley (1860–1952) was a British painter of the late Victorian and Edwardian periods, famous for his idyllic genre scenes of playful children and their pets. He achieved great popularity during his life and much of his work appeared in calendars, magazines and books. Elsley was born in London, one of six children of John Elsley, coachman and amateur artist, and Emily Freer. Elsley’s father had exhibited at the British Institution Exhibition in 1845 but later in life contracted tuberculosis which forced him into early retirement. When only eleven years old, Arthur was turning out proficient animal studies made during frequent visits to the London Zoo in Regent’s Park. At age fourteen, he enrolled in the South Kensington School of Art (later the Royal College of Art). At about this time his eyesight became permanently damaged by a bout of measles. Elsley took up the post of probationer at the Royal Academy Schools in 1876. here he was influenced by Frederick Pickersgill (Keeper of the Royal Academy), Edward Armitage (Professor of Painting), John Marshal (Professor of Anatomy), and Henry Bowler (Professor of Perspective). A large number of his paintings were inspired by sketches made on frequent cycling trips around the countryside. In 1878 he exhibited his first picture, entitled “A Portrait of an Old Pony” at the Royal Academy. He remained with the Academy Schools until 1882 and then began accepting commissions to do portraits of children and dogs, with an emphasis on horses. Many of his portrait commissions came from the Benett-Stanford family of politicians living at Preston Manor in Brighton—some works are still exhibited there. His first known published work was a line engraving entitled “April Floods In Eastern Counties” printed in “Young England” magazine in 1885. Elsley was friendly with the English painters Solomon Joseph Solomon and George Grenville Manton, sharing a studio with the latter in 1876. Through Manton Elsley met Frederick Morgan, a popular painter of children. In 1889 Elsley moved into Morgan’s studio, an arrangement that led to a good working relationship – Morgan having difficulties with painting animals, an area in which Elsley excelled. Elsley was awarded a silver medal in the Crystal Palace exhibition of 1891 for his painting “The Bailiff’s Daughter of Islington”. In 1892 his painting “I’se Biggest” was published, and later had to be re-engraved to satisfy public demand. The painting was of a young girl comparing her height with that of a large St. Bernard dog. The Illustrated London News printed one of Elsley’s paintings, Grandfather’s Pet as their Christmas choice for 1893. On 11 November 1893 Elsley married Emily “Emm” Fusedale, his second cousin who had modeled for him for ten years. They had one child, Marjorie, born in 1903, and who posed for many of his subsequent paintings. After his marriage Elsley set up his own studio, but continued his painting relationship with Frederick Morgan. After the death of Charles Burton Barber (1845–1894), Elsley became his natural successor as the foremost painter of children and their pets. Relations between Elsley and Frederick Morgan were permanently soured when Morgan accused Elsley of using his ideas. After this Elsley became bolder in his compositions, often depicting scenes with multiple figures, all from individual sitters visiting his studio. Hardly ever leaving his studio, the outdoors components of his paintings were from sketches he had made earlier and magazine images. It was thought that these indoor painting methods aggravated his already faulty vision. The First World War severely reduced Elsley’s output of paintings – he produced only 4 paintings from 1915 to 1917, one of which, a portrait of his daughter Marjorie, was exhibited at the Royal Academy. He contributed to the war effort by working on bomb-sights in a munitions factory, straining his already poor eyesight. By the early 1930s he was able only to carry out woodworking and gardening. Arthur John Elsley died at home in Tunbridge Wells on 19 February 1952. At the height of his career from 1878 to 1927, Elsley exhibited 52 works at the Royal Academy. However, many more were shown at exhibition halls throughout the country: The Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, French Gallery, Dudley Gallery and Crystal Palace in London; The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; The Institute of Fine Art, Glasgow; Manchester City Art Gallery; The Royal Society of Artists, Birmingham; Nottingham Castle Museum; Victoria Art Gallery, Bath; The International Exhibition in Cork Ireland (1902–03). His prints were used commercially by many firms such as calendars by Thomas D. Murphy Co., Sunlight Soap, Brook’s Sewing Cottons, Peek Freans biscuits & cakes; and Bibby’s Quarterly (an illustrated journal of country and home life). Currently Elsley’s work can be seen at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum in Bournemouth, in the collections of “Hartlepool Museums and Heritage Service”, at Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight, Liverpool, Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital in Liverpool and the “Royal Pavilion Art Gallery and Museum”, Preston Manor, 194 Preston Road, Brighton.

        Worthington Galleries
      • ARTHUR JOHN ELSLEY | Home at Last
        Nov. 21, 2017

        ARTHUR JOHN ELSLEY | Home at Last

        Est: $70,000 - $100,000

        oil on canvas

        Sotheby's
      • Arthur John Elsley (British, 1861-1952) - Here He Comes
        Oct. 31, 2017

        Arthur John Elsley (British, 1861-1952) - Here He Comes

        Est: $70,000 - $100,000

        Arthur John Elsley (British, 1861-1952) Here He Comes oil on canvas on board 32 ¾ x 24 ½ in. (83.2 x 62.2 cm.)

        Christie's
      • ELSLEY, Arthur John (British 1860-1952) 'Here he comes!' Hand signed
        Oct. 22, 2017

        ELSLEY, Arthur John (British 1860-1952) 'Here he comes!' Hand signed

        Est: $30 - $60

        ELSLEY, Arthur John (British 1860-1952) 'Here he comes!' Hand signed in pencil by the artist. Photo-Mechanical Print

        Davidson Auctions
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