British Artist Frank Moss Bennett

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                                                                   Frank Moss Bennett Portrait

                                                                                                                                       (1874 - 1952) British Artist

 

 

The photographic image of this work has been removed

from the site as the current owners have complained

that it is breach of copyright.

Before the Hunt: Oil on canvas 32 x 22"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Frank Moss Bennett is best remembered for his prolific range of  historic genre paintings that were set in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, though he lived well into the mid 1900's he chose to look at the past for his artistic inspiration. See his works as you would fictional movie sets and you will literally get the picture.  

 Born in Liverpool, he studied art at the St John's Wood School of Art and at the Slade and RA schools, where he won a travelling scholarship and a gold medal. Exhibiting also at the RA, RI and Paris Salon.

 Frank Moss Bennetts favourite subjects were steeped in 'olde world charme' such as tavern scenes and particularly red coated hunting scenes and everyday life for which he is famous. yet his output included Elizabethan and Stuarts, Dickensian and historical figures, Cardinals and did a goodly amount of portraiture, all fulfilling a middle class public demand for art of its kind.

 

 Painting this type of retrospective genre scenes brought about much commercial success to Frank Moss Bennett and many of his works were commissioned by entrepreneur publishers to be sold across the world where you will see them commonly.

Without a doubt, the most famous of Frank Moss Bennetts paintings is 'The Landlords Story'. (Below)
It has been reproduced over the years many thousands of times and has been his biggest commercial success as a painting. You will find it today featured on print seller sites all over the internet.

 

Frank Moss Bennett Landlords Story

Landlords Story: Frank Moss Bennett

 

 

 Today you will find Frank Moss Bennett's works recreated in books, as department store furnishing prints and even as jig saw puzzles.

 

 It is rare though that we come across a legitimate painting by Frank Moss Bennett, but a superb example, with wonderful provenance appeared at the Pickering Roadshow in September 2008.

It is a great pity that the current owners have subsequently seen fit to have the image removed from this educational web site

 

 The oil painting (IMAGE (NOW REMOVED) called 'Before the Hunt,' by Frank Moss Bennett, was given a gift from the Timothy Eaton Company in Toronto, Canada to one of Timothy Eaton's most trusted employees, his buyer J G Stanley.

 Put into perspective, Timothy Eaton was one of Canada's retail genius' of the early 1900s. He pretty much brought about the whole concept of the modern department store and eventually had shops which exist to this day in virtually every city in Canada. He was an impresario and major benefactor of the arts and education, and he is held in high regard across the country.

 Eatons name and his entrepreneurial genius are synonymous with the development of the retail trade in Canada. As such, in his first department store in Toronto, he employed the best buyers that money could buy to scour the globe for antiques, paintings, furnishings and fabrics and J G Stanley was his key ceramics buyer at Timothy Eatons and contributed to the companies success.

 

 

 

Commercial Frank Moss Bennett prints:

 Now, as a department store owner, it was inevitable that Timothy Eaton would aslo sell furnishing prints. Inexpensive, lithographed works of art on paper, stripped and bonded onto canvas to give the appearance of a painting. Which is exactly what we see across the Dominion a hundred times over.

So many of these furnishing prints which are believed to be paintings, AND particularly those works of art originally imagined an paintied by Frank Moss Bennett!

 

 

Frank Moss Bennett Furnishing Print

The Winning Throw. Frank Moss Bennett:

But a print non the less on canvas

 

 

 

  Within literally minutes of the real McCoy coming in to the Roadshow, this stripped and bonded facsimile paper print from a department store emerged.                  

      

 

 Called 'The Winning Throw,' the common misnomer, is that its a painting and we can guarantee to see between 50 and 100 of these furnishing prints acrposs the country on the roadshow tours each year.

But it's a myth now completely busted are confirmed from the printed details which appear beneath the frames rebate on the print itself. Printed in England!

 

 

    

 A real Moss Bennett of this size?        It's value around the six figure mark.

 

The print more like six!  

Moral: Your painting is probably a print. Don't jump to conclusions                                                                                                 

 

 

David Freeman © 2008

The Freemanart Consultancy

 

 

ROADSHOW ARCHIVE  2004

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MANITOBA PAINTINGS

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MANITOBA - MARITIMES

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BC WEST COAST TOUR

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BARRIE 2008

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SAULTE STE MARIE

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PRINCE ALBERT 2008

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LINKS TO ROADSHOW ARCHIVED TOPIC PAGES

   
PAINTINGS 2005 POTTED  BY  DOULTON GLASSWEAR BY  Galle - Daum & Lalique
A FAKE LOWRY GEORGE TINWORTH - DOULTON POTTER GEORGIAN SILVER
FRANK MOSS BENNETT - ARTIST BATTLE FOR CHRYSLERS FARM HISTORY OF THE DOUGLAS MOTORCYCLE
CORNELIUS KRIEGHOFF - CANADIAN SCHONFELDER VIOLINS HISTORICA SCHOLASTICA  PETRUS COMESTORE
GEORGES BARBIER - ART DECO STRADIVARIUS VIOLINS PETER POPPELMAN GERMAN SCULPTOR
TOULOUS LAUTREC - ARISTADE BRUANT CHARLOTTE BRONTE WALTER SCOTT - WAVERLEY NOVELS
LAUREN HARRIS - CANADIAN POLISH PRISONER OF WAR PENNY BLACK STAMP
CONSTANCE MARKIEVICZ - IRISH ARTIST EATONS PUNKIN HEAD

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CANADA TOUR 2011

Brunswick Square

St John New Brunswick

Barrie Ontario

Kozlov Centre

Elliot Lake Algo Centre

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Trail - British Columbia

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Winnipeg Roadshow

  Greenwood Nova Scotia Sydney Nova Scotia Edmonton Roadshow Sudbury Roadshow Grande Prairie
  Peterborough Ontario Brampton Ontario      

 

 

 

 

 

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