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Oil painting - Industry


  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain, Uk (painted)

  • Date:

    1867 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Baxter, Charles, born 1809 - died 1879 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on canvas

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs A. C. Taylor in memory of her husband, John Easton Taylor

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

An oil painting of a young girl, shown half-length, knitting.

Place of Origin

Great Britain, Uk (painted)


1867 (painted)


Baxter, Charles, born 1809 - died 1879 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Oil on canvas

Marks and inscriptions

'C Baxter/1867'


Height: 35.6 cm estimate, Width: 30.5 cm estimate

Object history note

Given by Mrs A C Taylor in memory of her husband, John Easton Taylor, 1935

Descriptive line

Oil Painting entitled 'Industry' by Charles Baxter. Great Britain, 1867.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Parkinson, R., Victoria and Albert Museum, Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, London: HMSO, 1990, p. 5
The following is the full text of the entry:

"BAXTER, Charles (1809-1879)
Born Little Britain, London, 9 March 1809, son of a bookclasp maker. Apprenticed to a bookbinder, then worked as a portrait and miniature painter, encouraged by George Clint ARA, whom he met 1834. Joined the Clipstone Street Society 1839. Exhibited 45 works, mostly portraits, at the RA between 1834 and 1872, three at the BI 1846-49, and 154 at the SBA 1837-79, of which he was elected Member in 1842. Best known for his poetic and rustic subjects, and particularly his 'fancy' portraits based on the style of Sir Thomas Lawrence. Submitted paintings to the RA from Edinburgh in 1843 and 1845, and apparently visited Denmark around 1845. Died Lewisham, London, 10 January 1879. His studio sale was at Christie's 15 March 1879. There is no relation with the George Baxter of'Baxter Prints' fame.

LIT: Art Journal1864, pp145-7, 1879, p73 (obit); Illustrated London News25 January 1879, p72 (obit with engr self-portrait)

P4-1935 Negs HF953, HF4880
Canvas, 35.6 X 30.5 cm (14 X 12 ins)
Signed and dated 'C Baxter/1867' diagonally br
Given by Mrs A C Taylor in memory of her husband, John Easton Taylor, 1935
Possibly lot 46, 'Knitting', in the artist's studio sale at Christie's 15 March 1879, bought Hoare £27 6s. Two paintings titled 'Knitting' were exhibited at the SBA, in 1852 (67) and 1873/4 (284, 'a sketch')."


Canvas; Oil paint


Oil painting

Subjects depicted

Girls; Knitting



Collection code


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