Biographical Introduction

Bough's early style is minute and detailed; after 1860, his handling became broader and more confident. Caw praises his “feeling for air and atmosphere and movement, and for broad and scenic effects" but warns that his works are at times “deficient in intimacy of sentiment and depth of feeling". Bough was also a good watercolourist. Often signed SB in monogram.” — Christopher Wood



Wood, Christopher. Research by Christopher Newall. The Dictionary of Victorian Painters. 2nd ed. Woodbridge: Antique Collector’s Club, 1978.

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