Storm on a Cornish Moor

Storm on a Cornish Moor



John Mogford (1821-1886)
Storm on a Cornish Moor

Signed and dated lower left:
John Mogford 1871
Watercolour heightened with scratching out and gum arabic, with pinholes at corners
24.8 by 45.5 cm., 19 ¾ by 18 in.

Born in Devon, Mogford spent much of his professional career in London, living in Hampstead. His father-in-law was Francis Danby A.R.A. (1793-1861), whose work proved highly influential on the younger artist. He exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy, The Royal Institute and the Suffolk Street Gallery and was elected to the Institute of Painters in Watercolour. At his studio sale, held at Christie's in February 1886, an entire section was devoted to Cornish subjects.