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Frank Hobden (1879-1930)   BIOGRAPHY

Summer night, 1891
Framed (ref: 65)
Signed and dated

Oil on panel, 6 x 9 3/4 in. (15.2 x 24.8 cm.)


Exhibited: Royal Academy, 1891, no. 920

This poignant little study of lamplight, although neo-classical in subject, owes more to Atkinson Grimshaw than to Poynter, or perhaps even to the Dutch luminist, Schendel. Laden with 'mood', it is a dark picture that is full of light.

Frank Hobden (1879-1930)

Hobden lived in South Benfleet, and made its locality the subject of a number of landscapes. His works are often on a small scale, very closely controlled tonally and painstakingly finished, as if they were miniatures. He also illustrated a number of books. He exhibited at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, RA, RI, ROI and RBA, to which he was elected in 1901.

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