Charles H. H. Burleigh

Charles Henry Harrison Burleigh ROI, RI (English)
Corfe Castle, Dorset, oil on canvas, signed l/l, 16″ x 20″ sight, 20″ x 24″ frame

Corfe Castle, Dorset, oil on canvas, signed.
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Estimate: $450. Offers invited.

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Very good condition. The frame was re-gilded (liquid gold) and shows some aging.

Painter in oil and watercolour of landscapes, interiors and still life. Studied at Brighton Art School, and in Paris under J. P. Laurens and J. E. Blanche. Exhibited at the RA from 1898, at the RI, ROI, and RWA. Elected ROI in 1913. Lived at Hove in Sussex for many years and died on 8th January 1956. – from Dictionary of British Artists Working 1900-1950 by Grant M. Waters.

Charles Burleigh painted a variety of subject matter in both oil and watercolour. He studied at Brighton School of Art and in Paris. The artist was married to Averil Burleigh, another artist, and they had a house built in Hove in the 1920s. Their daughter, Veronica, was also a painter. Brighton and Hove Art Gallery have a number of paintings by the Burleighs, including a portrait of Charles by Veronica. The family were discussed in an article by Hilary Chapman in the Antique Dealer and Collector’s Guide in March 1998.

Charles Burleigh was a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) and the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours (RI). He exhibited quite widely at their exhibitions and at such venues as the Royal Academy and the Fine Art Society. Source – The Aldrich Collection, University of Brighton.

Burleigh’s work was representational with a modern interpretation. His painting was very much transitional, linking Victorian and Modern British art styles. Technically competent with a broad range of subjects. He may be the most undervalued British artist of his period! Worthy of consideration for a single-artist collection.

Note: Burleigh exhibited views of Corfe Castle at the Brighton Arts Club (a major provincial group with many London “names”) in 1911, 1914 and 1916. He was also working again in Dorset in the 1920s. His paintings were extensively reproduced for the print market. Auction results are generally in the $400 to $4000 range.

Also by this artist:

Corfe Castle, Dorset – Oil
7 Wilbury Crescent, Hove, circa 1900, by C. H. H. Burleigh

Source for the interior:

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