About this picture
Dunstanburgh Castle with a vessel beached on the shoreline
Thomas Swift Hutton (1860-after 1935)
A very atmospheric watercolour painting of the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle in north Northumberland by Thomas Swift Hutton (b. 1860).
A ship is beached on the shore and there are figures on the strand line. By the look of the dark, stormy clouds the ship may have been blown ashore in a gale?
Image size: 27 cms x 45 cms
Framed size 48 cms x 66 cms (some damage to moulding of the old and possibly original frame)
About the artist
Thomas Swift HUTTON
Landscape and coastal painter in watercolour. Born in Edinburgh in 1860.
Details of his early artistic training are not known but by the age of 27 he was exhibiting his work at the Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts. He later moved to Newcastle and began exhibiting at the Berwick Club and later both the Royal Academy and the Scottish Academy. His work is represented in the collections of the Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead and the South Shields Museum and Art Gallery.
Hutton is well known for his accurate and atmospheric portrayals of a wide variety of North East and Scottish locations, predominantly fishing communities on the North Sea coast, and scenes along various river valleys.
Thomas Swift Hutton exhibited four of his paintings at the special Newcastle Exhibition organised by The New English Art Club in 1893. They were:
- Farne Islands from Stag Rocks, Bamburgh
- A Grey Day, Holy Island
- Primrose Hill Point, Bamburgh
- Stag Rocks, Bamburgh