Charles H.H. Burleigh
(1869 - 1956)

Still life in the Artist's Studio , circa 1900

SKU: 9902
Oil on canvas

Size:
Height – 74cm
Width – 59cm

DESCRIPTION

Literature: Llewellyn, Sacha, and Paul Liss. Portrait of an Artist. Liss Llewellyn, 2021, p.14.

Assemblages of objects lying around an artist’s studio ‚Äì paint brushes, pots, natural history objects, fabrics ‚Äì often

formed the subject of still lives, though the chance arrangement of a composition was rarely as casual as it appeared. In Burleigh’s studio view an easel is visible at the edge of the composition, with objects laid out in front,

ready to be painted ‚Äì a view of the terraced houses of the artist’s native Hove is visible beyond, seen through
half-drawn curtains.

Charles H. Burleigh is perhaps best-known for his interior scenes of buildings around Brighton and Hove. In addition to his paintings of the Royal Pavilion and Brighton Arts Club, Burleigh captured images of his personal life, such as his wife, Averil Burleigh, painting in their home at 7 Wilbury Crescent (Brighton and Hove Museum and Art Galleries). 

This still-life is thought to be from a different part of that very room, and the Regency-style architecture of Hove is visible through the half-drawn curtains. 

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THE ARTIST

Burleigh, Charles H.H.

1869 – 1956

Painter in oil of landscapes who was born in Brighton and studied at Brighton School of Art and in Paris under J. P. Laurens and Jacques-Emile Blanche. He exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, Fine Art Society, Royal Institute of Oil Painters of which he was a member and Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. He was a member of the Brighton Art Club and examples of his work are in the collection of Brighton Art Gallery, Geffrye Museum, Imperial War Museum, UCL Art Museum, Newport Museum and Art Gallery and Worthing Museum and Art Gallery. Burleigh died in Hove, Sussex. He was the husband of Averil Burleigh and the father of Veronica Burleigh.

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