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Nicholas Condy (1793-1857)

Biography of English painter Nicholas Condy (1793-1857)

Nicholas Condy (1793-1857), an English painter, was born in Plymouth in 1793 and enlisted in the army as a young man.

On his discharge in 1818, Condy returned to Plymouth to take up painting professionally and married the daughter of Captain Oates, a portrait painter from Falmouth.

Condy painted both in oils and watercolours. His subject matter ranged from marine, through landscapes to genre and cottage interiors.

The interiors were highly finished and detailed.

His painting technique of thin glazes took inspiration from 18th century continental examples, rather than his British contemporaries like Wheatley and Morland.

It was said Condy died from grief at the premature death of his son Nicholas Matthew Condy (1816-1851), who had become a talented and successful marine artist in his own right. He died in Plymouth in 1857.

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Lot FS27/383: Nicholas Condy [1793-1857] - Figures in A Country Cottage Kitchen A Woman Preparing Fish, A Seated Man and Dog At Fireside

Nicholas Condy [1793-1857] - Figures in a country cottage kitchen a woman preparing fish, a seated man and dog at fireside - signed and dated 1845 bottom right oil on panel 29 x 39.5cm.

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000
Realised: £2,000