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Arthur John Elsley

United Kingdom (1861 -  1952 ) Wikipedia® : Arthur John Elsley
ELSLEY Arthur John Hold Up/here He Comes

Christie's /Dec 12, 2013
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Arthur John Elsley - Lily Cocciolitti

Arthur John Elsley - Lily Cocciolitti

Original 1884
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Lot number: 139
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Lot Description Arthur John Elsley (1860-1952) Lily Cocciolitti signed and dated 'ARTHUR J ELSLEY 1884' (lower left) and further signed and inscribed 'Arthur J. Elsley/12 Angel Court E.C./ Lily Coccioletti/ No.1' (on the artist's label attached to the reverse) oil on canvas 36 x 28 in. (91.4 x 71.2 cm.) Provenance Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 7 November 2002, lot 62. View Lot Notes >
Arthur John Elsley - Surprised

Arthur John Elsley - Surprised

Original 1893
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Lot number: 37
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Arthur John Elsley (British, 1861-1952) Surprised signed 'Arthur J. Elsley.' (lower left) oil on canvas 25 x 30 in. (63.5 x 76.2 cm.) Painted circa 1893 Joseph Grego (1843-1908), London. A. & F. Pears, London, acquired from the above in May 1893. William Hesketh Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme (1851-1925), Lancashire. The Bungalow and Rivington Hall, Horwich, Lancashire sale; Knight, Frank & Rutley, London, 9-17 November 1925, lot 1085. Ednagene Schofman, Miami, circa 1980. By descent to the present owner. PROPERTY FROM A FLORIDA COLLECTION T. Parker, Golden Hours: The Paintings of Arthur J. Elsley 1860-1952, Somerset, 1998, p. 21.
Arthur John Elsley - Baby's Bath Time

Arthur John Elsley - Baby's Bath Time

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Lot number: 43
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Sale: Christie's, London, April 22, 1932, lot 86 Prestige Art, Inc. Acquired in Chicago in the 1950s PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR, CHICAGO Arthur John Elsley BRITISH 1861 - 1952 BABY'S BATH TIME signed ARTHUR J. ELSLEY (lower left) oil on canvas 40 by 27 1/2 in. 101.6 by 69.8 cm The following condition report was kindly provided by Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc.: This work has been recently restored. The canvas is unlined and the stretcher is original. There is one thin diagonal break in the canvas in the upper right, immediately next to the vase of flowers on the mantel. At present, although there is a small reinforcement on the reverse, this break is slightly visible. There are otherwise no retouches or damages to the picture as a whole. One may want to consider lining the canvas in order to provide a proper surface and eliminate the raised break in the upper right.
Arthur John Elsley - Hold Up/here He Comes

Arthur John Elsley - Hold Up/here He Comes

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Lot number: 44
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Arthur John Elsley (1860-1952) Hold Up/Here He Comes signed and dated 'ARTHUR J. ELSLEY/ 1901.' (lower left) oil on canvas 35 x 26½ in. (89 x 67.5 cm.) Purchased from the Royal Academy by Bibby's for £175 and later donated to The Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital. Bibby's Quarterly - Literary Supplement, vol. IV, no. 3, Christmas 1901. T. Parker, Golden Hours, The Paintings of Arthur J. Elsley 1860-1952, Somerset, 1998, p. 89, and illustrated, p. 67. M. Wheatley, Arthur. J. Elsley, The Children's Artist, This England, Winter 1981, p. 14. London, Royal Academy, 1901, no. 890. Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, 11 January 1985, no. 692. Hold Up/Here He Comes is full of anticipation and fun, and encapsulates the very best features of the artist's work. It is a celebration of what a contemporary review termed 'these bright scenes of childhood. He knows all the ingredients that compose the children's paradise'. Born in 1860, the son of coachman, Elsley joined the South Kensington School of Art at the age of fourteen. In 1876 he became a probationer at the Royal Academy Schools, and submitted his first exhibit to the Royal Academy in 1878. By 1887 he was sharing a studio at 151 Gloucester Road, Kensington, with George Greville Manton, who later introduced Elsley to Fred Morgan (see lot 40). Elsley was to paint the animals in Morgan's pictures in succession to Allen Sealey. Following the death of Charles Burton Barber in 1894, he was considered the foremost painter of animals and children in the country. In 1900, following an estrangement with Morgan, who accused him of stealing ideas for pictures, Elsley started to execute works on a grander scale. He continued to exhibit at the Royal Academy until 1917, but thereafter painted less and less, owing to failing eyesight. We are grateful to Terry Parker for his help in preparing this catalogue entry.
Arthur John Elsley - At Bay

Arthur John Elsley - At Bay

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Lot number: 168
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Arthur John Elsley (British, 1861-1952) At Bay signed and dated 'ARTHUR J. ELSLEY 1898' (lower left) oil on canvas 87 x 65cm (34 1/4 x 25 9/16in). PROVENANCE: Sale, Christie's London, 15 June 1925, as 'Mistletoe'; bought Mason55 guineas Private collection Canada EXHIBITED: London, Royal Academy, 1899, no. 579, Gallery VII as 'At Bay' LITERATURE: Black and White Handbook to the Royal Academy, 1899 Terry Parker, Golden Hours, The Paintings of Arthur J. Elsley1860-1952 . Shepton Beauchamp, pp. 42 and 64. Arthur John Elsley, the son of a coachman, and talented amateurartist, entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1876 where he learnthis trade. In 1889 he joined the North London studio of establishedartist, and leading exponent of juvenile scenes, Fred Morgan(1847-1927). Morgan believed in the old adage every picture tells astory. Elsley turned his portraiture skills to story-telling andsoon became as successful as his mentor. Following his marriage in1893 Elsley set up studio at his home 28 Finchley Road, St. John'sWood, London. Despite the move, the same four local street childrenalso appear in Morgan's works of this period. At bay follows in the tradition of children playing on agate by William Collins, RA entitled Happy as a King exhibited at the Royal Academy 1836. Elsley, while training at theRoyal Academy Schools, would have studied the painting where ithung in the National Gallery. Rather than Collins's five bar gateElsley uses a lych-gate. Childhood fun and merriment run throughoutElsley's work. Here the cheeky boy is jokingly encouraging thegirls to kiss him under the mistletoe. The youngest girl and theboy feature in Elsley's Weatherbound (also 1898) shelteringfrom the falling snow, with a collie dog, in an improvised kennelmade out of an empty barrel. Three of the children are seenwalking, holding an umbrella, during snowfall, with an old manasking Any Room for Me? This was painted the previous yearin 1897. In 1900, again in the snow, two of the girls, with the boygiving the smaller girl a pick-a-back ride while she directs themhome This Way . Elsley contracted measles as a youth which left him short-sighted.He always worked close to the canvas and paid careful attention todetail which is evident in the mistletoe, and the worn shoes. Heworked rapidly completing at least five works in 1898. The artistalways kept a ready supply of costumes for his young models in hisstudio dressing-up box He painted nine snow-scenes, plus others depicting Christmassubjects. There was a lucrative market for them as they wereeagerly sought for reproduction as calendars, or by popularmagazines (like The Illustrated London News ), for use aslarge presentation prints, given away with the special Christmasnumber of the magazine. Fierce competition for circulation dependedon the quality and popularity of the print, and Elsley was the mostpopular reproduced artist of the period. The present lot wasreproduced as a colour chromo-lithograph calendar re-named as Pay Toll . We are grateful to Terry Parker for his assistance in cataloguingthis lot.
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