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GEORGE FREDERICK CASTLEDEN (BRITISH-AMERICAN,
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GEORGE FREDERICK CASTLEDEN (BRITISH-AMERICAN, 1861-1945) NEW ORLEANS COURTYARD SCENE PAINTING, watercolor on paper, a fine impressionistic depiction of a quiet courtyard, possibly the Cabildo. Signed and dated lower left. Professionally matted and housed under glass in a modern frame. Circa 1927. 14 1/4" x 10 1/2" image, 21 1/8" x 17 1/8" OA.
Provenance: From a Shenandoah Valley private collection._x000D_
Descended directly in the family of the artist.
Catalogue Note: George Frederick Castleden (1861-1945) was born in Canterbury, England, and began his artistic training at a young age. He studied under Thomas Sidney Cooper and won prizes for landscape painting under Copper's tutelage. Castleden went on to pursue his education at the South Kensington School of Art and frequently attended exhibitions at the Royal Academy in London. In 1888, at the age of 27, Castleden married Fannie Spriggs, and the couple traveled to Canada on their honeymoon, where they eventually settled in the Northwest Territories in the province of Saskatchewan. In Canada, Castleden continued his training at the Canada Regina Institute, and began winning numerous competition prizes for landscape painting and etching. In 1911, he traveled to New Orleans and fell in love with the city, eventually moving there in 1917 to establish a permanent residence. Castleden established a studio in New Orleans at 622 St. Peter Street and maintained a gallery in the courtyard of the Cabildo, an historic building that originally served as the seat of the Spanish governing body during its occupation of the territory. Drawing on the city's historic architecture and culture, Castleden produced numerous paintings and etchings of the area, often for the tourist trade. He was also an important member of a group of artists and writers in the city during a period of artistic revival referred to as the "French Quarter Renaissance". A member of the Arts and Crafts Club as well, Castleden played a significant role in revitalizing the city's reputation as a center of artistic creation. During this period, he traveled throughout the South, visiting Charleston, South Carolina and St. Augustine, Florida among other places, all the while recording the landscapes of which he had become so enamored. In 1935, he divorced his estranged wife, Fannie Spriggs, and a year later, married Louise Decatur, from whom the present works descended. He died in Abingdon, Virginia in 1945 after suffering complications from a fall.
Condition
Painting in very good condition with minor areas of foxing/spotting in sky. Frame with minor surface wear. Not examined out of frame.
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GEORGE FREDERICK CASTLEDEN (BRITISH-AMERICAN,

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GEORGE FREDERICK CASTLEDEN (BRITISH-AMERICAN, 1861-1945) NEW ORLEANS COURTYARD SCENE PAINTING, watercolor on paper, a fine impressionistic depiction of a quiet courtyard, possibly the Cabildo. Signed and dated lower left. Professionally matted and housed under glass in a modern frame. Circa 1927. 14 1/4" x 10 1/2" image, 21 1/8" x 17 1/8" OA.
Provenance: From a Shenandoah Valley private collection._x000D_
Descended directly in the family of the artist.
Catalogue Note: George Frederick Castleden (1861-1945) was born in Canterbury, England, and began his artistic training at a young age. He studied under Thomas Sidney Cooper and won prizes for landscape painting under Copper's tutelage. Castleden went on to pursue his education at the South Kensington School of Art and frequently attended exhibitions at the Royal Academy in London. In 1888, at the age of 27, Castleden married Fannie Spriggs, and the couple traveled to Canada on their honeymoon, where they eventually settled in the Northwest Territories in the province of Saskatchewan. In Canada, Castleden continued his training at the Canada Regina Institute, and began winning numerous competition prizes for landscape painting and etching. In 1911, he traveled to New Orleans and fell in love with the city, eventually moving there in 1917 to establish a permanent residence. Castleden established a studio in New Orleans at 622 St. Peter Street and maintained a gallery in the courtyard of the Cabildo, an historic building that originally served as the seat of the Spanish governing body during its occupation of the territory. Drawing on the city's historic architecture and culture, Castleden produced numerous paintings and etchings of the area, often for the tourist trade. He was also an important member of a group of artists and writers in the city during a period of artistic revival referred to as the "French Quarter Renaissance". A member of the Arts and Crafts Club as well, Castleden played a significant role in revitalizing the city's reputation as a center of artistic creation. During this period, he traveled throughout the South, visiting Charleston, South Carolina and St. Augustine, Florida among other places, all the while recording the landscapes of which he had become so enamored. In 1935, he divorced his estranged wife, Fannie Spriggs, and a year later, married Louise Decatur, from whom the present works descended. He died in Abingdon, Virginia in 1945 after suffering complications from a fall.
Condition
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Painting in very good condition with minor areas of foxing/spotting in sky. Frame with minor surface wear. Not examined out of frame.

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