(1834 - 1893)
John Burr was active/lived in United Kingdom. John Burr is known for figure, genre and landscape painting.
Biography John Burr
John Burr began his artistic career at the age of fourteen painting
portraits of the gentry. He enrolled at the Trustees' Academy in
Edinburgh and along with his younger brother, Alexander Hohenlohe Burr
(1835–1899), built a reputation as two of Scotland's leading artists.
They stayed in Edinburgh until 1861 when both brothers moved to London.
John first exhibited at The Royal Academy the following year. Both
brothers would go on to enjoy prosperous careers, with John perfecting
the humorous genre picture so redolent of the high Victorian period.
This painting shows his natural feeling for genre pictures, and is also
an amusing insight into the amateur roots of the game of cricket.
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