Painters Paintings John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893): A Street at Night (detail), c. 1880s, oil on…
Painters Work John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893): A Avenue at Night time (element), c. 1880s, oil on panel, 30.5 x 45.7 cm, personal assortment
From 1880, Grimshaw started to provide work of London and the Thames. The environment within the capital was a specific attraction, with its dense fogs and river mists. In 1885 Grimshaw rented a studio in Chelsea; he was now funding homes in Leeds, Scarborough and London, maybe stimulating a necessity to extend his creative output.
Grimshaw left no written particulars of his photographic work. His son Louis was a photographer and Grimshaw was identified to have an interest within the theatre, and particularly the subtle particular results which have been being experimented with at The Grand Theatre in Leeds. Grimshaw’s grandson recorded that Grimshaw used pictures and lantern research as references for his work. He additionally urged that Grimshaw sometimes projected photographs onto his canvas after which used the outlines as the idea for his work.