Monday, June 4, 2012


Knostrop Hall Early Morning

John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836 - 1893) was a Victorian-era painter, notable for his landscapes, usually known as Atkinson Grimshaw.

He was born 6 September 1836 in Leeds. In 1856 he married his cousin Frances Hubbard (1835-1917). He died 13 October 1893, and is buried in Woodhouse cemetery, Leeds.

In 1861, at the age of 24, to the dismay of his parents, he departed from his first job as a clerk for the Great Northern Railway to pursue a career in art. He began exhibiting in 1862, under the patronage of the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society, with paintings mainly of dead birds, fruit and blossom.

He became particularly successful in the 1870s and was able to afford to rent a second home in Scarborough, which also became a favourite subject. (From Wikipedia)

A Golden Beam

Street London

A Manor House in Autumn

A Wintry Moon

A Lane In Headingley, Leeds

November Moonlight

Greenock Dock

Autumn Morning

Forge Valley, Scarborough

Gourock, Near The Clyde Shipping Docks

Stapleton Park near Pontefract Sun



Roundhaylake From Castle

Evening Knostrop Old Hall

The Lovers


Humber Docks, Hull

Landscape with a winding river

November Afternoon, Stapleton Park

Sixty-Years Ago

The Heron's Haunt

The Old Hall Under Moonlight

The Thames Below London Bridge

The Turn of the Road

Twilight, The Vegetable Garden