Oil paintings at Dorking Library

The following oil paintings are included in The Public Catalogue Foundation book “Oil Paintings in Public Ownership in Surrey” (copies are available in various libraries across the county and at Surrey History Centre). Read more about The Public Catalogue Foundation.

The oil paintings are housed at Dorking Library. To make arrangements to view the painting please call the library on 01306 882948.

Web links and further information:

  • Walter Wallor Caffyn specialised in painting landscapes, in particular harvesting and river scenes. He lived for many years at Dorking in Surrey. Like so many of his contemporaries, Caffyn was attracted to Surrey because of its woodland, rolling hills and picturesque cottages.

Walter Caffyn exhibited at the Royal Academy for over twenty years from 1876 until the year before his death in 1897. He also exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists (Suffolk Street) and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.

  • Abraham Hulk, Sr., born in London in 1813, was the most important member of the Hulk family of painters, which included his brother John Frederick Hulk (1829-1911), who painted landscapes and town scenes and his son Abraham Hulk, Jr., who lived most of his life in England and painted landscapes predominantly in Surrey.

To see other collections of oil paintings in public ownership in Surrey click on the following links:

Caterham Valley Library County Hall, Kingston Dittons Library
Esher Library Ewell Court Library Godalming Library
Lingfield Library Molesey Library Oxted Library
Sunbury Library Surrey History Centre, Woking Warlingham Library

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