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Oil painting - Landscape: A Woody Lane near Hastings
  • Landscape: A Woody Lane near Hastings
    James Stark, born 1794 - died 1859
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Landscape: A Woody Lane near Hastings

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    Hastings, England (painted)

  • Date:

    1830s (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    James Stark, born 1794 - died 1859 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on millboard

  • Credit Line:

    Given by John Sheepshanks, 1857

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Oil painting on millboard entitled 'Landscape - a Woody Lane near Hastings'.

Place of Origin

Hastings, England (painted)


1830s (painted)


James Stark, born 1794 - died 1859 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Oil on millboard


Height: 20.6 cm estimate, Width: 17.7 cm estimate

Object history note

Given by John Sheepshanks, 1857

Descriptive line

Oil painting entitled 'Landscape - a Woody Lane near Hastings' by James Stark. Great Britain, 1830s.

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

Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, Ronald Parkinson, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1990, p. 279
The following is the full text of the entry:

"STARK, James (1794-1859)

Born Norwich 19 November 1794, son of a Scottish dyer. Pupil of John Crome 1811-14, exhibited at the Norwich Society of Artists from 1811 and elected Member 1812. Entered RA Schools 1815. Exhibited 65 works at the RA between 1811 and 1859, 136 at the BI 1814-59, 53 (including seven watercolours) at the SBA, and also at the watercolour societies. Subjects all landscapes, often with figures and animals. Published 'The Scenery of the Rivers of Norfolk' (1827-34). Died Hampstead, London, 24 March 1859; his son Arthur James Stark was also an artist. An exhibition of his works was held in Norwich in 1887; several drawings and watercolours are also in the V&A collections.

LIT: Art Journal 1850, p182, 1859, p135 (obit); H Day East Anglian Painters 11, 1968, pp56-77

Landscape - A Woody Lane Near Hastings
Millboard, 20.6 X 17.7 cm (8 1/8 X 7 ins)
Sheepshanks Gift 1857
See 'Fish Ponds, Hastings', FA191 above).

Ronald Parkinson"


Oil paint; Millboard


Oil painting

Subjects depicted

Landscapes (representations); Hastings


Paintings; Landscapes

Collection code


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