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Alfred Montague

Biography of Artist


Exhibition Period 1836 – 1870

Alfred Montague was a painter landscapes, town views and coastal scenes.

Alfred Montague painted in oils and alternated between town views, landscape, coastal and estuary scenes with the occasional pure seascape. He travelled extensively painting in Holland, Belgium and France, including scenes on the rivers Seine and Meuse, as well as depicting coastal and estuary scenes in this country. He lived variously in Clewer Green, Windsor in 1846; Englefield Green in 1854; Blackheath, Greenwich in 1870 and finally Birmingham in 1885.

His works were much appreciated in his day and he often sold his paintings for sums in excess of one hundred pounds, a considerable amount of money in those times.

He exhibited extensively both in London and the Provinces and examples of his work may be seen in the Salford Art Gallery and the City of York Art Gallery.

He became a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1843.

EXHIBITED:- 1839-1870
156 Suffolk Street
51 British Institute
24 Royal Academy
3 Royal Society of Artists, Birmingham
2 Dudley Gallery & New Gallery
2 Arthur Tooth & Sons Gallery
1 Royal Institute of Oil Painters
1 Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts

E. Benezit, vol. VII, page.495
The Annual Exhibition Records of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (1807-1870), vol. I, page. 144
The Boston Anthenaeum Art Exhibition Index (1827-1874)
The Royal Society of British Artists 1884-1893 & The New English Art Club 1888-1917
Dictionary of Victorian Painters 2nd Edition, Christopher Wood, pg. 324, illustrated page 670