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Encyclopedia > Albert Chevallier Tayler
Ceremony of the Garter painted 1901
Ceremony of the Garter painted 1901

Albert Chevallier Tayler (1862-1925) is an important British artist who specialized in portrait and genre painting, but was also involved in the plein air methods of the Newlyn School. He was a member of the British Royal Academy of Painters, and he studied at Heatherley's School of Art, Royal Academy Schools and with avant gard painters in Paris. Plein air is French for outdoors or outside, open air and is a term applied to painting outside, transfer to a picture of all riches of changes of the color caused by influence of a sunlight and the surrounding atmosphere. ... Newlyn Map sources for Newlyn at grid reference SW461284 Newlyn (Cornish: Lulynn) is a town in southwest Cornwall, UK. The town forms a small conurbation with neighbouring Penzance, and part of the civil parish of Penzance. ... This article refers to an art institution in London. ...


Early years with the Newlyn School

He is most known for his twelve year involvement with the Newlyn School of painting. The Newlyn school was spawned after many international artists followed the En plein air school in France, whereby artists would leave Paris and take up rural life in small colonies of kindred painters. Thence, as artists returned from France to their own countries, they sought out remote locations to congregate and pursue the En plein air method. The Newlyn School is also known as British Impressionism. Newlyn Map sources for Newlyn at grid reference SW461284 Newlyn (Cornish: Lulynn) is a town in southwest Cornwall, UK. The town forms a small conurbation with neighbouring Penzance, and part of the civil parish of Penzance. ... Claude Monet Painting by the Edge of a Wood. ...

A typical painting of this early period is A Dress Rehearsal (1888), hung in the National Museums Liverpool. This painting makes use of light and shadow and is based upon a genre scene as might have occurred in Cornwall. The Newlyn School drew their subjects from everyday life in the local area. Other associate artists of the Newlyn School were Henry Scott Tuke, Thomas Cooper Gotch, Stanhope Forbes, Leghe Suthers, Walter Langley and Elizabeth Armstrong. National Museums Liverpool Liverpool, England is England’s only national collection based outside of London. ... Henry Scott Tuke Henry Scott Tuke (12 June 1858–13 March 1929), British painter, is best remembered for his paintings of naked boys, which have earned him the status of a pioneer of gay male culture. ... My Crown and Sceptre, 1892. ... Stanhope Alexander Forbes R.A., (18 November 1857, Dublin - March 2, 1947 Newlyn, Cornwall), was an artist and member of the then influential Newlyn school of painters. ...

The London era

Portrait of WG Grace, painted 1905
Portrait of WG Grace, painted 1905

During the 1890s he maintained connections with the art center of London and exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy; however, about the turn of the century he moved to London and converted to a more genteel, urban lifestyle. Tayler began painting more grand scenes of the cities of Europe. In 1901 he painted one of his largest and most masterful works, The Ceremony of the Garter, depicting the famous late Middle Ages scene at Eltham Palace in which the fallen garter of Joan of Kent is picked up by King Edward III. This event circa 1348 led to Edward III founding the Order of the Garter. William Gilbert Grace (July 18, 1848–October 23, 1915) was an English cricketer who, by his extraordinary skills, made cricket perhaps the first modern spectator sport, and who developed most of the techniques of modern batting. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... Eltham Palace is an Art Deco house in Eltham, London, currently owned by English Heritage and open to the public. ... Joan, Countess of Kent, Princess of Wales (September 29, 1328 – August 1385) is known to history as The Fair Maid of Kent, and was the wife of Edward, the Black Prince. ... Edward III King of England Edward III (13 November 1312–21 June 1377) was one of the most successful English Kings of medieval times. ... The Garter is the most recognizable insignia of the Order of the Garter. ...

By 1903 Tayler was renowned and was commissioned to paint a large panel at the Royal Exchange in London; the resultant painting of The Five Kings depicts the kings of England, Scotland, Cypress, Spain in a drunken but dignified celebration. The term Royal Exchange can refer to: The Royal Exchange in London The Royal Exchange in Manchester The Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Houses of Parliament and the clock tower containing Big Ben Part of the London skyline viewed from the South Bank London (see Wiktionary:London for the name in other languages) is the capital of the United Kingdom and England. ...

Tayler was an avid cricketer, and in 1905 produced a set of twelve watercolours of famous and mostly royal cricket players. Lord Leverhulme used the series to produce lithographs and advertise his Lever Brothers soap products. The promotion prooved popular, and The National Portrait Gallery, London has nine of these images hung. In 1906 he painted a famous picture of a cricket match in progress, Kent v Lancashire at Canterbury. For the insect, see Cricket (insect). ... Lord Leverhulme is the most familiar name of William Hesketh Lever, a British Industrialist who was created 1st Viscount Leverhulme. ... The British manufacturer Lever Brothers was founded in 1885 by William Hesketh Lever (later Lord Leverhulme) and his brother James. ... The National Portrait Gallery is an art gallery in central London which was opened in 1856. ... Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. ... Red Lancashire rose Lancashire is a county in the North of England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. ...


The National Portrait Gallery is an art gallery in central London which was opened in 1856. ... This article refers to an art institution in London. ...

External links

  • Albert Chevallier Tayler at artcyclopedia.com



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