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Arnald, George, 1763-1841
The Seige of Lincoln--English Civil War
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George Arnald was a topographical artist who trained under the painter William Pether (1738-1821), who was also the teacher of the Edward Dayes (1763-1804). He began exhibiting at the Royal Academy in 1788 and was elected an Associate of the Academy in 1810. In 1798 or 1799 he visited North Wales with the watercolorist and teacher John Varley (1778-1842); and in 1828 he was working in France. He also sketched in many parts of the British Isles and Ireland, and from 1825, carried out a number of commissions for the Duke of Gloucester. Much of his work comprises broadly handled landscapes in the tradition of Edward Dayes and the early work of J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851), with washes of blue, gray, and green. The painter John Thomas Smith, writing in 1828, considered Arnald on equal footing with Turner.
Arnald's son, Sebastian Wyndham Arnald, and two of his daughters were also artists.
In 1828 he published The River Meuse; and he illustrated Thomas Wright's History and Topography of the County of Essex, 1836.
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