After inheriting this painting, a lady from Chesterfield decided to do a little research. She saw the handwritten title and signature by George Cunningham on the back of the frame which led her to Joescarborough.co.uk, which is custodian of George’s archive. In that archive she found the actual two page preparatory sketch for her painting. It is truly a privilege to have the two reunited after all these years. After some persuasion the lady has allowed us to offer the painting and sketch for sale together fr the princely sum of £1000. If I lived in HOLMESFIELD I would buy it myself.
Famed Sheffield artists Joe Scarborough will be talking about his life at a special event in the Rotherham stately home which stars in his latest painting.
Joe, 82, has stamped his inimitable style on a glorious, action-packed oil painting to help Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust with its fundraising.
He will take part in a Q&A at the house with the Trust’s chair, Dame Julie Kenny, on Friday September 18, a date rescheduled from September 11.
In line with Government COVID-19 regulations, guests are required to wear face masks and only book tickets for people in their social bubble.
The evening event for up to 50 will be held in the Long Gallery and seating will be carefully arranged, ensuring only those in the same social bubble are near to each other.
Joe's bold, joyful paintings of Yorkshire life have become instantly recognisable. He began painting professionally after leaving his job underground at Thorpe Hesley Colliery - he saw Wentworth Woodhouse in the distance every day on his way to the pit’s bath house.
Limited edition prints of Joe’s painting of Wentworth Woodhouse, which was commissioned by Dame Julie, will be on sale on the night.
Ticket-holders can submit a question for Joe by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book tickets at www.wentworthwoodhouse.org.uk/
Joe’s Wentworth Woodhouse prints are also being sold at the supporters’ stand in the gardens (Wednesday to Sunday) and via the Trust’s online shop https://bit.ly/31gkkmm
In 2006 Weston Park Cancer Charity approached Joe to produce a painting celebrating the hospital and it’s peerless, inimitable staff. The idea was to get local businesses and individuals to sponsor the painting to cover Joe's fee who would then include them in the piece.