Thomas Edward Mostyn ROI, RWA (1864-1930)

Thomas Mostyn was a figure and portrait painter whose earlier work has a tendency to the Symbolist and the Pre-Raphaelite. He was born into a Manchester family (though his birthplace was Liverpool), and after an apprenticeship to a firm of lithographers, studied at the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts, and then at the Bushey school of Herkomer. He later lived in St John's Wood, and Torbay in Devon. He exhibited 14 works at the Royal Academy, commencing in 1891.

Among his more Pre-Raphaelite works are a Blessed Damozel from a poem by Rossetti, and Dreamers. He also painted girls out of doors and other figure subjects, some landscapes (e.g. Sunlight, Burnham Beeches at the Laing Art Gallery), and portraits (examples are in the Manchester Art Gallery collection).

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