MATHEW RIDLEY CORBET ARA (1850-1902) Biography

Evening (United Kingdom, 1893)

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Oil on panel
Signed and dated M R Corbet/1893 on lower left


78.50cm high
46.50cm wide
(30.91 inches high)
(18.31 inches wide)
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Exhibition History

London, Royal Academy, 1893, number 336

Description / Expertise

Matthew Ridley Corbet trained at the newly opened Slade School of Art under Davis Cooper and later at the Royal Academy Schools where Frederic Leighton, who was President of the Academy, supervised a number of the classes. In 1880 Corbet travelled to Italy and met Leighton's friend Giovanni Costa in Rome, with whom he stayed and worked with for the next three years. From this time and under the influence of Costa, he became one of the leading members of the Etruscan school painting mainly Italian landscapes which he exhibited at the Grosvenor Gallery, the New Gallery, the Royal Academy and the Paris Salon. In 1891 he married Edith Ellenborough.