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Creswick, Thomas, R.A., was born at Sheffield in 1811, and, after beginning his artistic education in Birmingham, came to London at the age of 17. He was fortunate enough to attract early attention by a series of Welsh and Irish landscapes that gained admission to the Royal Academy and the British Institution. His work was remarkable for its faithful rendering of British scenery, and for the skill with which trees and foliage were reproduced. In 1842 he was elected A.R.A., and received full honours in 1851. Of the 265 paintings which he exhibited, the most noteworthy are The Pathway to the Village Church, now in the National Gallery; A Scene on the Tummel and A Summer's Afternoon, to be seen at South Kensington; The Weald of Kent (1843), The Old Foot Road (1846), The Valley Mill (1851), and Across the Beck (1864). He also illustrated with success Thomson's Seasons, Walton's Angler, Tennyson's Poems, and the Book of British Ballads. His death took place in 1869.