• Victorian Seascape Oil Painting
• Artist: K. Teesdale
• Medium: Oil on board
• Circa: 1900
• Period: Victorian
• Provenance: England, UK
• Beach scene
• Extremely well painted
• Natural colours
• Pleasing subject
• Original glass screen
• Original oak frame
• Framed by Ackermann (original label on back)
• Frame Height = 37.3cm / 14⅝” / 1ft 2⅝”
• Frame Width = 43.2cm / 17” / 1ft 5”
• Excellent original condition
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This is a fine quality antique English Victorian seascape oil painting, of a beach scene depicting crashing waves, by Kenneth J.M. Teesdale, circa 1900, in the original oak frame, in excellent original condition. The oil painting depicts crashing waves on a beach. The painting has the skill to draw you in with its range of pastel colours, hues and texture depicting a typical coastal beach scene. The Victorian oil picture canvass is signed in the bottom left corner “K. Teesdale”, protected by glass and framed in its original moulded oak frame, which is in excellent condition. The picture was frame made by Rudolph Ackermann’s retail shop in 203 Regent Street, London.
This Victorian seascape oil painting would look superb in a variety of rooms, including the hallway, living room or bedroom. This item would certainly grace either a contemporary or traditional home, and is a great investment as it is an attractive and colourful piece. So don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely picture.
This is a fine quality antique English Victorian seascape oil painting, of a beach scene depicting crashing waves, by Kenneth J.M. Teesdale, circa 1900, in the original oak frame, in excellent original condition. The oil on board is in excellent condition – the colours are strong and there is no sign of fading or crazing to the picture. The Victorian oil on board is signed in the bottom left corner, protected by the original glass and housed in its original oak frame, which is also in excellent condition. Nominal old age marks to the leading edges of the oak frame, but nothing significant, considering the age of the item. This Victorian seascape oil painting is ready to hang.
Kenneth J.M. Teesdale. Born 1883. He exhibited his paintings between 1900 – 1913 and was mainly active around Deaslake, Ulverston, in the North East of England. He usually painted calm landscapes, oil on board, and also very fond of seascapes in pastel colours. He was always able to capture the mood. There were no recordings of his work after 1913, which suggests he may have been killed in the First World War.
Rudolph Ackermann (1764-1834) – Biography:
Mr. Ackermann’s shop in the Strand was the famous Repository of Arts, a print and picture emporium founded in 1796 by Rudolph Ackermann (1764-1834). Ackermann was born in Saxony and apprenticed to his father as a coach-builder. He designed coaches and carriages, working for famous Paris carriage maker Antoine Carassi before moving to London about 1784. He continued to make designs for British coach-builders and probably in the process became interested in the making of prints (for the coach designs). In 1795 he married and set up a print shop at 96 Strand and a year later took over a drawing school previously established by William Shipley (which lasted until 1806) at 101 Strand. Thus began the Ackermann print business which lasted over two hundred years. (As an interesting side note, in 1817 Rudolph Ackerman took out the British patent for German coach-builder Georg Lankenspergerâ’s steering system design. This system became known as the Ackermann system, though Rudolph had nothing to do with its design other than to get the patent).
In 1797, Ackermann moved his shop to the premises at 101 Strand, which he named as ‘The Repository of Arts” the following year. In 1827, Ackermann moved to 96 Strand, in this shop he sold not only prints and illustrated books, but also paper, art supplies (some manufactured by Ackermann himself), old master paintings, miniatures, and many other decorative items.
Besides his plate books, Ackermann was best known for the periodical he started in 1809, The Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashion and Politics. This monthly magazine, which lasted until 1828, included articles and illustrations of all sorts, especially on fashion, social and literary news. Fashion plates were included in every issue, and some also included patterns and fabric samples. The magazine became eagerly anticipated by society women and had a huge influence on the fashion of the day. By the end of its run, Ackermann had published almost 1,500 hand-coloured plates in the Repository, and there is no better visual source as to the nature of Regency society than these wonderful prints.
In addition to books, Ackermann published decorative hand-coloured prints, including many political and social caricatures by and after Thomas Rowlandson. In 1818, Ackermann travelled to Germany to meet Alois Senefelder, the inventor of lithography, the following year published an English translation of Senefelder’s treatise and so introducing the process to the Britain. Ackermann’s business kept growing, by the late 1820 opening outlets in Central and South America. Ackermann’s descendants stayed in the print business until the late twentieth century when the firm was finally closed after about two centuries of print making and selling.
Frame Height = 37.3cm / 14⅝” / 1ft 2⅝”
Frame Width = 43.2cm / 17” / 1ft 5”
Frame Depth = 3cm / 1⅛”
Board Height = 20cm / 7⅞”
Board Width = 26cm / 10¼”
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