|James Vivien De Fleury (fl.1847-1903)|
Belle Greve Bay towards St Sampsons, Guernsey.
Oil on canvas
Signed "JV de Fleury" and dated 1868.
15 x 27 inches
English, late 19th century, gilded frame.
Inscribed by the artist on the reverse "St Sampson nr St Pierre Port, Guernsey. J.V. de Fleury. 29 St James St Notting Hill W".
James Vivien De Fleury (fl.1847-1903):
London painter of landscapes and coastal scenes who worked in watercolours and oils. He lived in London at Fulham and Notting Hill, in Margate 1861-2 and in Birmingham 1892-3. He first exhibited in London at the Royal Academy from 1847 and also at the Society of British Artists and British Institution. He did not exhibit at the principal societies after 1869. He travelled in the Channel Islands, Brittany, Switzerland and Northern Italy. Several works by de Fleury of Guernsey are known including two similar views of Belle Greve Bay in Guernsey Museum & Gallery, dated 1866. Collections: Guernsey Museums & Galleries; Jersey Heritage; Shipley Art Gallery, Tyne & Wear; National Library of Wales.