(1845 - 1907)
Frederick James was active/lived in New York, Quebec. Frederick James is known for portrait, historical, period genre, and interior painting.
Biography Frederick James
Description of the Frederick James painting, A Colonial Wedding, 1883
In a crisp and highly detailed style, Frederick James depicts a newly
married couple in a carriage hastily departing a throng of well
wishers, having just emerged from church.
James, who trained
first at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and later under the
famed French artist Jean Leon Gerome (1824-1904), was noted for his
depictions of 18th-century America. Here he has chosen a joyous
subject matter, one that allows him to showcase his superior talents.
Indeed, the wedding party, dressed to the nines, gives James ample
opportunity to display his remarkable skill at replicating on canvas
the exquisite satiny sheen of
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