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William Hoggatt (1880 - 1961)
Afternoon Tea, Artists Garden
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This is one of two super oil paintings on card by the well regarded artist William Hoggatt that come with first class provenance. They have come direct from a private collection where they have been since purchased in 1951. The garden painting depicts Moya Livesey, a personal friend, with whom Hoggatt was enjoying afternoon tea, at his home at Darrag, Port Erin, Isle of Man. He painted her with his tea knife, making this a fine example of an impasto ‘plein air’ painting. The painting is inscribed verso (see image) and signed to the front. Both paintings come directly from the family of Moya Livesey and have never before been offered for sale. The snow scene is of the Baldwin Valley, Isle Of Man. It is fully signed and is presented in the original frame, inscribed verso with the location and dated 1949. The garden painting is presently unframed but will receive a complimentary frame following discussions with the purchaser. The original receipt regarding the purchase also displays a super small watercolour sketch by the artist and is also signed by him. It shows a horse and hay cart in a wheatfield with hills beyond (see image) and will be included in the sale of the garden scene and a copy will be included in the sale of the Baldwin Valley painting. Also (see image) a letter from the daughter of Moya Livesey in which she describes what she remembers from the day Hoggatt painted her mother in his garden where she was also present.
Oil on card 6 1/2" x 9 1/4" signed
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Painter mainly of landscapes of the Isle of Man. He was born in Lancaster, of a Cumbrian father and Scottish mother, won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art which he did not take up, but became apprenticed to a local stained glass makers, continuing his studies at the school of art in Lancaster's Storey Institute. Aided by one of the Storeys, Hoggatt studied at the Academie Julian in Paris, 1901 - 05. While working on a commission at the Tate Gallery he came to know his future wife, Dazine, sister of Leonard Archer who managed the pianist Paderewski, then travelled to the Isle of Man to inspect his future home. Hoggatt liked the light and landscape and decided to stay, living at Port St Mary until 1925, then at The Darragh, Port Erin, which became one of the islands intellectual centres. Hoggatt was a prolific and widespread exhibitor, especially at the RA Summer Exhibition, also RSA and RSW. He was a member of a number of exhibiting societies, including RI, RBC and RCamA, and was president of the Manx Artists. In 1934 he won a competition to design a stained glass window commemorating the work of T E Brown, the island's national poet. Foxdale Valley, in the collection of Pallant House, Chichester, is a typical solidly drawn pastel. Other works by Hoggatt are in the Manx Museum Art Gallery and in the collections of public galleries in Liverpool, Manchester, oldham and Preston as well as several Australian galleries.
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