Pyne, James Baker (1800-70; English)
Pandy Mills, Wales 1847
Oil on canvas, 98.5 x 93.3 cm
Bequest of Alfred Felton, 1904
National Gallery of Victoria (143-2)

Another work selected from Felton’s collection, under the terms of his will. He apparently purchased this work in Melbourne in 1892 (for details, refer the NGV’s online catalogue).

The artist is described in some sources as a follower of Turner (which seems optimistic).

The frame, probably dating from around 1890, is by the Melbourne firm founded by Isaac Whitehead.


AR 1904, p.26; NGV 1905, p.4 (I.La Trobe Gallery no.5)

The NGV catalogue also provides information on the frame, and reproductions. For the painting, see also Poynter Mr Felton’s Bequests (2003/2008), p.246, n.3

For Pyne, see Bénézit 11, p.501 (listing the present painting); AKL 97 (2018), pp.199-200; and Wood Victorian Painters (1995), vol.I, p.406, and vol.II, p.406 (Berne 1854, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool)