Jerome Thompson

Paintings

Jerome Thompson

Paintings

Also known as Jerome B. Thompson; Thompson, Jerome B.

Nationality: American

Birth Place: Middleboro (Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States)

Biography:
American painter known for his rustic genre scenes. He opened a portrait studio in Barnstable, MA at the age of 17 and in 1835 he moved to New York. After studying in England from 1852 to 1854, he returned to New York where he achieved success with his genre paintings. His works are noted for the equal emphasis given to landscape and genre elements within the same composition.Thompson achieved national fame and personal wealth through the sale of chromolithographs of his paintings commissioned by such important print publishers as Louis Prang. Over time his style of painting became less linear and more painterly. Though he is often cited in the literature as Jerome 'B.' Thompson, the 'B.' is a misnomer, as Thompson never signed his paintings this way. Notable early works include "Apple Gathering" (1857), and "the Belated Party on Mansfield Mountain" (1858). Later works include "the Voice of the Great Spirit" (1877), one of several paintings based on Longfellow's poem the Song of Hiawatha (1855). Later in his career he also painted scenes of the American West and Indian subjects.


 

Jerome Thompson Original Art Values Sold at Auction

ItemRealized
JEROME THOMPSON (American, 1814-1886) Riverbank in Bloom, 1865 Oil on canvas 18 x 15 inches (45.7 x 38.1 cm) Signed
JEROME THOMPSON (American, 1814-1886)Riverbank in Bloom, 1865Oil on canvas18 x 15 inches (45.7 x 38.1 cm)Signed ...
Lot 64063
Auction 5136
Saturday, May 11, 2013
$512,500.00
JEROME THOMPSON (American 1814-1886) Catskill Cascades,1885 Oil on board 14in.x 10in. Signed lower right This paint
JEROME THOMPSON (American 1814-1886)Catskill Cascades,1885Oil on board14in.x 10in.Signed lower rightThis paint...
Lot 30118
Auction 621
Friday, November 18, 2005
$7,170.00

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