Spirit of the Night 1879: Canvas Replica Painting: Small
By artist John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893), in a Private Collection

One of the most iconic fairy paintings ever created. Fellow painter Whistler said of Grimshaw, I considered myself the inventor of nocturnes until I saw Grimmy's moonlit pictures. Alive with magic and atmospheric presence for which the artist was revered. A British painter best known for his stunningly evocative night scenes, this fairy image was one of his personal favorites. The authentic stretched canvas replica painting captures the original work's texture, depth of color, and even its subtle brushstrokes, which are applied by hand exclusively for Design Toscano. The imported, delicately carved hardwood frame boasts a delicate leaf motif with fine feathered detailing finished in antique gold tones.
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Small: 21.5"Wx21.5"H framed (14"Wx14"H image size, 4"W frame)
Medium: 30.5"Wx30.5"H framed (23"Wx23"H image size, 4"W frame)
Large: 36.5"Wx36.5"H framed (29"Wx29"H image size, 4"W frame)
Grande: 42.5"Wx42.5"H framed (35"Wx35"H image size, 4"W frame)
Estate: 47.5"Wx47.5"H framed (40"Wx40"H image size, 4"W frame)
   John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893)

Victorian era, British painter John Atkinson Grimshaw is recognized for his paintings of landscapes, rural towns and dockyards, especially at sunset or by moonlight. Grimshaw's paintings did not change in style or subject matter throughout his career; he was wholeheartedly committed to perfecting his individual artistic vision.

Grimshaw was greatly influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites and in that style he painted landscapes in accurate color and lighting and with great attention to detail. His immense skill in handling lighting gave his paintings an intimate feel and strong mood, especially with his moonlight paintings. Grimshaw painted mostly for private clients and exhibited only five paintings at the Royal Academy between 1874 and 1886. Glasgow, Liverpool, Leeds and London are among the towns featured in Grimshaw's paintings. Grimshaw's moonlight paintings are his most popular, and these include Spirit of the Night.

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