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Artist John Wainwright (c. Exh. 1850-1870)

John Wainwright

John Wainwright (a.k.a. Wainewright) was a Victorian artist of still lifes of which the above is a typical example. Clearly his work was an imitation of several Dutch artists. The pictures are generally in oil and of medium size. He exhibited a few pictures at the British Institute and Suffolk Street galleries in the 1860s. Examples of his work are not uncommon and two are present in the Tate Gallery London and the Minneapolis Institute of Art (these were viewable on their web sites at the time of writing). Otherwise not much seems to be known about the artist so if anyone has more information to contribute, that would be welcomed.

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