Sir George Frederick Hodson, 3rd Bt (1806 - 1888) - Irish Listed Artist
View of the Abetone mountains with Figure
Oil on Canvas, Signed and Dated Sept. 1825
Canvas: 35.5 x29cm (approx 14 x 11.5 inches) Framed: 45x 38.5cm (approx 17.5 x 15 inches)
Sir George Frederick Hodson (1806 - 1888) 3rd Bt, was an Irish painter, erudite and connoisseur who travelled extensively throughout Europe in his early years. He was born on 25th October, 1806, the second son of Sir Robert Hodson of Hollybrook, Bray, Co Wicklow, and succeeded his brother, Sir Robert Adair Hodson, as third baronet in 1831.
He exhibited landscapes and figure subjects in the Royal Hibernian Academy for many years from 1827, and was made an Honorary Member in 1871. He died on 2nd April, 1888.
Hodson sketched and painted extensively during his travel. His landscapes are in many important private and public collections in the US, England and Ireland, including the National Gallery of Ireland.
In this pair of pictures, (see also Item No. 00070) depicting an Alpine View, Hodson combines a genre element through the figural presence (likely to be himself) with the evocative landscape paintings which have as their subject the awesomeness and grandeur of nature. His signature features on the rock at the forefront.
PS: When purchased together, Item No. 00070 and 00071 will qualify for a discount. Please enquire.