Valentine Thomas was the son of Henry Thomas Garland of Winchester, working in both oil and watercolour, although he is best known for his oils. Grave's dictionary also lists a T. Valentine and a T.W. Garland - these are both probably mistakes for Valentine Thomas.
Garland’s paintings of animals hold an emotional appeal for a wide audience and thus his work was popular from the outset. His paintings, in particular his dog pictures, tell a story with such feeling that the viewer is captivated immediately. Because of this Garland quickly became one of the most popular artists of the period.
Titles at the Royal Academy include: “Forty Winks”, “A British Workman” and
“The Sunshine of Life”.
Works by this artist…
Out of Harm's Reach( ref : 14711 )
Hurstley Hounds( ref : 14710 )
Bassets( ref : 14708 )
Mother's Brood( ref : 14709 )
The End of the Day( ref : 13413 )