Richard Parkes BONINGTON (1802-1828)
French fisherboy, 1824
Watrecolour over graphite
190 × 110 mm. (7 ½ × 4 ⅜ in.)
James Mackinnon has been an independent dealer since 1970, specialising in European paintings and drawings from 1780-1850. He concentrates on the French and British Schools between 1760 and 1850 but also the Italian, German and Northern artists working in Italy, employing his extensive knowledge of the plein-air landscape oil sketch. Among recently rediscovered paintings were the first known oil by the Italian Giambattista Lusieri and views of Vesuvius and the Sorrentine coast by Thomas Jones. English and continental watercolors and drawings are also an important interest. Among clients are the National Gallery of Art, Washington, the Metropolitan Museum, the Art Institute, Chicago, The Fitzwilliam Museum and many private collectors in Europe and the United States.
Digital exhibition: English watercolours; European Paintings and Works on Paper, 1770-1840