Dudley Hardy, RI

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About Dudley Hardy, RI

Dudley Hardy, RI (1866-1922)
British Orientalist.
Hardy was the eldest son of the marine painter Thomas Bush Hardy, under whose influence and tutelage he first learned to draw and paint. In 1882 he attended the Düsseldorf Academy where he remained for three years. After a further two years' study in Paris and at Antwerp Academy he returned to England to live and work in London.
In 1885 Hardy began exhibiting at the Royal Academy, an association that lasted to his death. His painting, Sans Asile (1889). The preferred subjects for his work became the Middle East and Brittany; painting scenes of desert life and Breton peasantry. Although not visiting the Sudan he became a 'War Artist' for the 1890s Sudanese War, providing illustrations for London periodicals. His interest in illustration led to the production of French graphic influenced poster imagery.

Oil on canvas, signed lower left. Wrapped in period gild frame.
20” x 30”, overall size 26.5” x 36.5”
c. 1880-1890

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