George Pyne (1800-1884)

Pyne was the elder son of William Henry Pyne, the publisher artist behind the monumental History of the Royal Residences, and son-in-law of John Varley – two founders of the Society of Painters in Watercolours. Living in Oxford from the 1850s until his death, he brought the hand of an architectural draughtsman to his views of Oxford, the works for which he is best known, but with an artist’s ability to represent the romance of old stone. His views of Cambridge and Eton also contribute to his valuable and historical record of the period.

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