Friday, July 18, 2008

John Melhuish Strudwick (British, 1849-1937)

An important late Pre-Raphaelite painter, Strudwick was born in Clapham, South London.

He worked as studio assistant to Edward Burne-Jones, which firmly established him in the Pre-Raphaelite mould.

He lived in Hammersmith, close to Burne-Jones and T. M. Rooke, another studio assistant of Burne-Jones

Many of Strudwick's paintings have music as a central theme, for example When Apples were Golden (1906).

His output was very small because his technique was so meticulous.

His style derives from the Italian Quattrocento.