Object Description

John Charles Maggs
British, (1819-1896)
The Bath Coach Outside The George, Norton St Phillip
Oil on canvas, signed & dated 1882
Image size: 24 inches x 36 inches
Size including frame: 30½ inches x 42½ inches

Object History

Provenance: Frost & Reed

Object Literature

John Charles Maggs was a well-known coaching scene painter who was born at 5 James Street, Bath in 1819. His father, James Maggs was an artist and furniture japanner and his uncle was a portrait painter. He studied in Italy for 2 years before returning to Bath where he established himself as a painter and began to specialise in coaching scenes. He ran a school of painting at his studio located at 34 Gay Street, known as the Bath Art Studio, where his daughter assisted him. Although he does not appear to have exhibited he enjoyed great popularity during his lifetime winning important patrons such as Queen Victoria, the Duke of Beaufort and Joseph Grego. He died at his home in Bath on 3 November 1896 aged 77.

The work is housed in a new, English made frame which is in excellent condition.

Object Classification

Dealer Opening Times

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Dealer Contact

01608 652153

Dealer Location

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High Street
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