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Thomas J Banks

'Near Moffatt Water, Dumfriesshire' Oil on Canvas, 90x120cm.

Near Moffatt Water, Dumfriesshire


Thomas J Banks exh. 1860-1885

Provenance: Exhibition label verso with title and artists address 'Goathland via York' (it can reasonable be assumed that the artist sent this specific painting for exhibition).

A stunning and evocative painting by the York based artist Thomas J Banks who first exhibited his work at the Royal Institute in 1860. He continued to be a regular exhibitor at the Institute, Suffolk Street and specifically the Royal Society of British Artists.

He was primarily a landscape painter working in and around his native Yorkshire and also making regular trips to Scotland. There are a good number of recorded works painted near Goathland which may indicate him living there at some time.