John Brett [1]

Nationality : -Unknown country, 1831-1902

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  • Title : A View Of Whitby From The Moors
  • Info : 51261-Brett, John-A View Of Whitby From The Moors.jpg

Oil Painting ID: 51261


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  • Title : Bristol Channel From The Welsh Coast
  • Info : 51262-Brett, John-Bristol Channel From The Welsh Coast.jpg

Oil Painting ID: 51262


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  • Title : Cardigan Bay
  • Info : 51263-Brett, John-Cardigan Bay.jpg

Oil Painting ID: 51263


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  • Title : The Stonebreaker
  • Info : 51264-Brett, John-The Stonebreaker.jpg

Oil Painting ID: 51264


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  • Title : The Val d Aosta
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Oil Painting ID: 51265


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  • Title : Yellow Sands
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Oil Painting ID: 51266


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Brett, John
John Brett (1831-1902) was an artist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite movement (although is not considered to be a Pre-Raphaelite painter himself), mainly notable for his highly detailed landscapes. Brett was born near Reigate on 8 December 1831, the son of an army vet. In 1851 he began lessons in art with James Duffield Harding, a landscape painter. He also studied with Richard Redgrave. In 1853 he entered the Royal Academy schools, but was more interested in the ideas of John Ruskin and William Holman Hunt, whom he met through his friend the poet Coventry Patmore. Inspired by Hunt's ideal of scientific landscape painting Brett visited Switzerland, where he worked on topographical landscapes and came under the further influence of John William Inchbold.

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