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Charles Thomas Burt

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CHARLES THOMAS BURT (1823-1902)

Charles Thomas Burt was an English Midlands landscape painter born in Wolverhamptom, England. His work was strongly associated with the Birmingham School. The Birmingham School was a group of landscape artists working in Birmingham, England in the late 18th and early 19th centuries; descending from Daniel Bond, who was active in the 1760s, and including well-known later figures such as Thomas Creswick, Thomas Baker and David Cox, who was to become an early precursor of impressionism.

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CHARLES THOMAS BURT (1823-1902)

Charles Thomas Burt was an English Midlands landscape painter born in Wolverhamptom, England. His work was strongly associated with the Birmingham School. The Birmingham School was a group of landscape artists working in Birmingham, England in the late 18th and early 19th centuries; descending from Daniel Bond, who was active in the 1760s, and including well-known later figures such as Thomas Creswick, Thomas Baker and David Cox, who was to become an early precursor of impressionism. Although the artists of the school were not formally organized, they were related by their common technique, which distinguished them from the broader field of contemporary landscapists. In particular the Birmingham School is notable for its emphasis on character as well as precision in its portrayal of nature; for example often depicting trees in a manner that has more in common with portraiture, and showing “a quest for the essential, the quiddity of what is observed”. Burt became well known in his time as a highlands and moreland artist. He had an expressive palette that gave his subjects a brighter and more detailed quality. This large scale oil on canvas presents a scenic view of Burton Dasset Hills in Southeastern Warwickshire. Of note in the painting is a 12th century parish church at the old village of Burton Dassett. Outside the church is a holy well which still provides water. The painting is signed lower left and dated 1871. Burt exhibited prolifically, Royal Society of Birmingham (39); Royal Academy (10);Royal Institute of Oil Painters (5); Grosvenors Gallery (2). The artwork, measuring 49″x25″ is housed in a period gilt frame. Burt has sold at auction worldwide, including Christie’s and Sotheby’s.