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JOHN CHARLES MAGGS (1819-1896) Full Bio

A Painting titled 'A Coach in the Snow Outside an Inn'

JOHN CHARLES MAGGS (1819-1896) Full Bio

A Painting titled 'A Coach in the Snow Outside an Inn'

REF No. B59258

England, 1889

H   34 cm | 13 in
W   67 cm | 26 in

Signed and dated' J.C. Maggs 1889 Bath'.

John Charles Maggs (1819-1896) was a famous Bath coaching painter. He ran a school of painting at 34 Gay Street in Bath, and despite never exhibiting in London he was widely patronised by lovers of coaching, including Queen Victoria. Maggs carried the tradition of coaching painting well into the railway age, and was particularly fond of painting coaches in snow. His paintings were particularly highly regarded for their detail and realistic depiction of life.

Paviere, 'Sporting Painters', p. 61
Christopher Wood, 'The dictionary of Victorian Painters', Antique Collectors Club, 1981.

Artist Biography

John Charles Maggs (1819-1896) was a famous Bath coaching painter. He ran a school of painting at 34 Gay Street in Bath, and despite never exhibiting in London he was widely patronised by lovers of coaching, including Queen Victoria. Maggs carried the tradition of coaching painting well into the railway age, and was particularly fond of painting coaches in snow. His paintings were particularly highly regarded for their detail and realistic depiction of life.

Literature

Paviere, 'Sporting Painters', p. 61
Christopher Wood, 'The dictionary of Victorian Painters', Antique Collectors Club, 1981.

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