Thomas Payne Robin Lythes Cave
A highly decorative and original watercolour painting by the well listed artist,Thomas Payne. The roundell painting depicts a beautiful seascape from the view of inside of the cave at Robins Lythes Cave at Hamborough Head. Presented in an ornate gilt frame, set withina a decorative mount inlaid in centre, glazed.
Image: 11cm x 11cm
Frame: 32cm x 32cm
Condition: A very good example. Our apologies for any reflection from the glass in our photography. Please see our images for further description.
Thomas Pyne was born at Bloomsbury, London in 1842/3, son of artist James Baker Pyne (5 December 1800-29 July 1870) and his wife Ann née Pyne [sic] (1805-1865), who married at St Giles Cripplegate on 19 October 1840. His father James Pine or James Baker Pyne, was of 89 Milton Street, Dorset Square, London when declared bankrupt in 1840 and was noted as formerly of St Michael's Hill, Bristol; Wellington Road, Bristol; Calais, France; 25 New Church Street, Paddington and 32 New Church Street, Paddington. In 1851 the family were living at York Cottage, North End Road, Fulham with children, James Baker 22, Rosa 21, Charles 10 and Thomas 9. Thomas studied under his father and was of Pemberton Road, East Moseley, Surrey when he married at St John the Baptist Church, Kentish Town on 21 March 1871, Katherine (Kate) Susan Salter, youngest daughter of Edwin William Salter. His wife Kate died in 1888 and in 1891, at Lexden, Colchester, Essex, Thomas took a second wife Elizabeth Mary Griffiths. A landscape painter in oils and watercolour and in the early 1880s painting several pictures at Walberswick and Southwold in Suffolk. He was exhibiting from 1863 and at the Royal Academy from 1874 including 'Interior of Andernach' and 'A Venetian Courtyard' also exhibiting at the New Water Colour Society. Elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1881 and of the Royal Institute in 1885. By 1891 he had returned to London, living at 44 Upper Park Road, Hampstead with his wife and three unmarried daughters, Katharine Annie 19, Evelina Eleanor 18, Evelina Eleanor Warden, both born at Molesey, Surrey and Mary Florence 17, born at St Pancras, London, all three were art students. A member of Ipswich Art Club 1895-1907 and exhibited from 3 Royal Square, Dedham, Essex in 1895, three oils 'Woodbridge', 'Flatford Lock' and 'At Ringwood, Hampshire' and three watercolours 'The Bergholt Meadows', 'The Stour near Dedham' and 'Stratford Lock' and was an extensive exhibitor with 12 pictures in 1896, and 5 each in 1897 and 1898 and continued to exhibit up until 1906 when he had two watercolours on show 'Near Dovercourt' and 'Sandwich', and at the 1974 centenary exhibition of the Club his watercolours 'Pin Mill' and 'Dedham Vale' were exhibited. He later lived at Dedham and at Stratford St Mary, near Ipswich where he painted many local subjects. Thomas Pyne died at Royal Square, Dedham, Essex on 20 August 1935, aged 92.