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Charles William Mitchell

Aug - 26 - 2013
The Flight of Boreas with Oreithyia

The Flight of Boreas with Oreithyia(1893)

Charles William Mitchell (Born in 1854, died in 1903) was an English Pre-Raphaelite painter from Newcastle.Charles William Mitchell was born in 1854. He had occupations including artist and painter.
Charles William Mitchell was a English artist who was contemporary with John William Waterhouse. He produced this painting, his most famous, when he was thirty-one years old.
A contemporary of John William Waterhouse, his work is similar in many ways. His one famous piece was Hypatia, shown in 1885 and likely inspired by the Charles Kingsley serialized novel Hypatia or New Foes with an Old Face.


Laing Art Gallery (Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom)1885-Oil on canvas

This painting is in the Laing Art Gallery in the Tyne and Wear Museums, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. As you can see he created the iconic as well as ironic painting of Hypatia in front of a Christian altar, the irony being that she was pagan.
He died in 1903 at the age of 49 years old.

Resources on the Internet

A small biography

A small biography. English language Wikipedia.

The artist’s works-BBC

The artist’s works

A small biography. Hypatia – small review.

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