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Robert Carver
DUBLIN CIRCA 1730 - 1791 LONDON
A WOODED RIVER LANDSCAPE WITH CLASSICAL RUINS, A DROVER WITH CATTLE AND FIGURES PLAYING MUSIC IN THE FOREGROUND
oil on canvas
102 x 134.5 cm.; 40 1/4  x 53  in. 

 
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With Simon Dickinson Ltd., London;
From whom acquired on 15 June 1994 by the present owner. 

相關資料

Referred to by contemporary newspaper critics as ‘the ingenious and celebrated Mr Carver’, Robert Carver was an Irish artist who specialised in idealised landscapes in the style of Poussin and exhibited extensively at the Incorporated Society of Artists, The Royal Academy and the Free Society of Arts, of which he became President in 1777. The son of a landscape and history painter, Richard Carver, and trained at the Dublin schools under Robert West, Carver moved to London in 1769 and was probably most celebrated in his own day as a scene painter. Between 1770 and 1774 he was employed by David Garrick, together with P. J. de Loutherbough and his fellow countryman James Barry, at Drury Lane, before transferring to the rival Covent Garden Theatre during the 1774–75 season, where his scenery for the 1782 performance of Samuel Arnold’s comic opera The Castle of Andalusia was noted to have been one of his greatest successes.

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