Mount Stromboli, Italy

FREDERICK R. FITZGERALD (worked 1897-1938)

Dimensions

Height - 6.50inch (16.51cm)
Width - 16.00inch (40.64cm)
Framed Height - 12.00inch (30.48cm)
Framed Width - 21.75inch (55.24cm)

Description

Mount Stromboli, Italy
FREDERICK R. FITZGERALD

Period

1909

Literature

7843P

MOUNT STROMBOLI OFF THE COAST OF ITALY

FREDERICK R. FITZGERALD

Exhibited from 1897 -1938 Signed & dated 1909
Oil on panel 6 ½ x 16 inches
Framed size 12 x 21 ¾ inches

Fitzgerald was an English painter of Irish decent.
He lived in Cheltenham and is likely to have had early artistic instruction with Stuart Hobkirk.
In 1896 Frederick is visiting St. Ives and is believed to have received instruction from Julius Olsson at his school.
Frederick seems to have concentrated on painting marine scenes in both oils and watercolour.
He settles in Boscombe Down, Hampshire but is known to have travelled widely.
He seems to have spent a great deal of time recording the fascinating coastline of Norway.
This view of the Volcano at Stromboli, Italy is one of his rarer Mediterranean scenes.
Despite his international travels he still returned to St. Ives on many occasions.
He was a regular contributor in the major exhibitions including the Royal Academy, RBA and ROI.

He died in Boscombe Down in 1938.

Works in Museums: Russell-Coates Bournemouth (2), Caldicot Castle.

Bibl: British Artists 1880 - 1940
Cornwall Artist Index

Mount Stromboli is particularly interesting because it has been in almost continuous eruption for the last two thousand years.
   
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