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A Tarlington - artist

Di.Poppitt

master brummie
I've got six framed prints of watercolours by A Tarlington, they were being sold in the Library shop about 20 years go. He painted lots of local scenes, the originals are held by the Library, none of my prints are of The Beehive Taven but I don't know how many of the originals they hold.
 

Vivienne14

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Staff member
These paintings by A Tarlington were the subject of a 1984 calendar entitled “Victorian Birmingham”. There were 6 images of various Birmingham street scenes. Could we match up the places for A, B, C & D please ? Then I shall edit this post. Thanks. Viv.

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Old Houses in Deritend 1879
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High Street Deritend & Floodgate Street 1879 (Digbeth often confused with this)
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Congreve St and Great Charles St 1880
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Constitution hill & Little Hampton Street 1879 (By elimination only)
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Horsefair & Essex St 1880
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Bull Street & Colmore Row 1879
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mikejee

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Don't have access to my computer now, but will check later today when I get home
 

Radiorails

master brummie
Magnificent prints. There are others and some details of Tarlington's work in this thread.
 

Vivienne14

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Thanks Alan. I’ve copied a couple of the posts to this thread as they mention a number of Birmingham paintings by the artist. Viv.
 

mikejee

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Spargone
No mention of Star Clothing, but at that time it would normally be listed under the name of the owner. In fact nos 5 & 6 were Frederick Phillip Levi, tailor, and no 1 was William Henry Warner, butcher, which fits , while no 2 was William Coolin, secondhand bookseller, which could fit the look of the window
 

Richard McNeill

master brummie
I have done a search on TheGeneaologist site of 'Tarlington' & 'Artist' and found just two people who matched the search criteria across the UK. They were the brothers Win Albert and John Tarlington of Birmingham.

Win Albert was born in 1854. At the time of the 1881 census he lived in 52 Benacre Street Birmingham. His profession was 'Litho Artist Engraver.'

John also lived at 52 Benacre Street in 1881. He was born in 1863. In 1881 his profession was 'Artist Artisan.' John is also to be found in the 1891 census, living at 18 Henley Street Birmingham. His profession then was 'Litho Artist.'

Win Albert did not appear in the 1891 census. However, the deaths recorded for the last 3 months of 1881 include a 'Albert Win Tarlington, whose birthdate was estimated to be 1855.

So it is plausible that Win Albert / Albert Win Tarlington might be the artist responsible for the paintings. However, it would need further corroboration to make the link a compelling one.

Sadly, Albert died when he was 26/27 years old, which, if he is 'A Tarlington,' the painter of these pictures, could explain why there isn't more of his work available.
 
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Richard McNeill

master brummie
Here's the Birmingham Library online catalogue entry that covers the A Tarlington pictures held by them.:

"75512 [A Collection of water colour drawings, sepia sketches, etc., by A. and W. Tarlington and Warren Blackham, of old buildings and streets in Birmingham, circa 1870-80. (Timmins collection.)] fol. [c. 1870-80].

NOTE. — These drawings were made under the direction of the late Mr. Samuel Timmins
during a period of great changes in the appearance of the town, due to the reconstruction
of Colmore Row and Edmund Street, the construction of Corporation Street and John
Bright Street, and the extension of New Street Station.”
 
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