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It’s a long trek down the road, but does it matter? The autumn air is brisk and invigorating, definitely meant for a hike rather than just a stroll, even for the properly attired Victorian era woman in Forge Valley, Scarborough above. The leaves have already fallen, forming a colorful carpet under her feet, rustling crisply as she strides toward her destination.
British painter John Grimshaw (1836-1893) is not a household name today, although his landscapes and night scenes were popular among his contemporaries. In fact, Whistler, who was notorious for his biting criticisms, actually praised his fellow artist once saying that I considered myself the inventor of Nocturnes until I saw Grimmy’s moonlit pictures.
Quote of James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) is from Victorian Painting by Lionel Lambourne, Phaidon Press, 1999.
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