Oil on Canvas by Hodgson 1798-1864 Old Marketplace, Norwich – SOLD

Oil on canvas by Hodgson 1798-1864 Old Marketplace , Norwich
From the L. R. Nightingale collection, Norwich, England
“The Pope’s Head Inn, fine ales and London Porter” reads the sign. This most charming marketplace view displays a teeming market with dozens making their purchases among dogs, carts, and an approaching carriage. Blue sky peers through the fog.

With professional restoration by Kramer Gallery and now with a fine gilt frame, this oil on canvas is ready to display and enjoy, reminding you of past trips to England. Attributed to and signed “Hodgson” (lower left).
Her is a brief take away from Wikipedia which offers volumes about the artist: Hodgson was one of the second generation of artists of Norwich School of painters, several of whom were trained by their own fathers, but who were also influenced by the work of later painters. Like his contemporary Henry Ninham,] he became an accomplished painter of architectural subjects, and the two artists complemented each other in this respect, but Ninham’s oil paintings are considered to possess more finesse. Along with Ninham he was the foremost illustrator of Norwich’s architectural heritage following John Thirtle’s death in 1839, but he took more interest than Ninham in depicting architectural ruins. He is acknowledged as having made a substantial contribution to topographical lithography with his illustrations of the bridges of Norfolk (published in 1831), which were based on the drawings of his father-in-law Francis Stone.
   H. 23.5″, w. 33.5″. $2550.