Portrait of Sir Joseph Noel Paton

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1821-1901

British Pre-Raphaelite Painter

Joseph Noel Paton (13 December 1821 - 26 December 1901) was a Scottish artist, born in Woolers Alley, Dunfermline, Fife.

Born to a family of weavers who worked with damask, Joseph continued the families trade for a short time. He had strong artistic inclinations however and studied briefly at the Royal Academy, London in 1843.

He painted in the Pre-Raphaelite style and became a painter of historical, fairy, allegorical and religious subjects.

The first picture to be shown to the public was "Ruth Gleaning" which was shown at the Royal Scottish Academy in 1844. He won a number of prizes for his work including for two of his most famous works The Quarrel of Oberon and Titania (1846 - exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy) and The Reconciliation of Oberon and Titania (1847 - Westminster Hall). Which are both available to view by the public at the National Gallery of Scotland.

Made an associate of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1847 and a fellow in 1850. In 1858, he married Margaret Ferrier and had two sons the eldest being Diarmid Noel Paton (1859 - 1928) who became a regius professor of physiology in Glasgow in 1906. His youngest Frederick Noel Paton (b. 1861) was to become director of commercial intelligence to the government of India (1905). In 1865, he was appointed Queen's Limner for Scotland. He also published two volumes of poetry and produced a number of sculptures. Two years later he receaved the knighthood and in 1878 was conferred the degree LL.D by the University of Edinburgh.

One cannot finish speaking of Sir Noel without mentioning that he was a well known antiquary due to collecting arms and armour. He died in Edinburgh on the 26th of December 1901.

He receives a mention in Evelyn Waugh's Sword of Honour trilogy. In the 'Happy Warriors' chapter, Ivor Claire visits Cape Town Art Gallery and sees "two remarkable Noel Patons".

16 Joseph Noel Paton Paintings

Hesperus, the Evening Star, Sacred to Lovers, 1857 by Joseph Noel Paton | Painting Reproduction

Hesperus, the Evening Star, Sacred to Lovers 1857

Oil Painting
$3480
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: PAT-853
Sir Joseph Noel Paton
Original Size: 91 x 69 cm
Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, United Kingdom

The Bluidie Tryst, 1855 by Joseph Noel Paton | Painting Reproduction

The Bluidie Tryst 1855

Oil Painting
$6274
Canvas Print
$56.48
SKU: PAT-854
Sir Joseph Noel Paton
Original Size: 73 x 65.2 cm
Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Dante's Dream, from the 'Divine Comedy', undated by Joseph Noel Paton | Painting Reproduction

Dante's Dream, from the 'Divine Comedy' undated

Oil Painting
$1688
Canvas Print
$56.48
SKU: PAT-5831
Sir Joseph Noel Paton
Original Size: unknown
Bury Art Gallery and Museum, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Oberon and the Mermaid, undated by Joseph Noel Paton | Painting Reproduction

Oberon and the Mermaid undated

Oil Painting
$1477
Canvas Print
$73.64
SKU: PAT-5832
Sir Joseph Noel Paton
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

How an Angel Rowed Sir Galahad Across Dern Mere, undated by Joseph Noel Paton | Painting Reproduction

How an Angel Rowed Sir Galahad Across Dern Mere undated

Oil Painting
$1218
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: PAT-5833
Sir Joseph Noel Paton
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Quarrel of Oberon and Titania, 1849 by Joseph Noel Paton | Painting Reproduction

The Quarrel of Oberon and Titania 1849

Oil Painting
$19457
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: PAT-5834
Sir Joseph Noel Paton
Original Size: 99 x 152 cm
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The Reconciliation of Oberon and Titania, 1847 by Joseph Noel Paton | Painting Reproduction

The Reconciliation of Oberon and Titania 1847

Oil Painting
$22208
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: PAT-5835
Sir Joseph Noel Paton
Original Size: 76.2 x 122.6 cm
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Dawn: Luther at Erfurt, 1861 by Joseph Noel Paton | Painting Reproduction

Dawn: Luther at Erfurt 1861

Oil Painting
$2755
Canvas Print
$53.95
SKU: PAT-5836
Sir Joseph Noel Paton
Original Size: 92.7 x 69 cm
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Puck and Fairies, from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', c.1850 by Joseph Noel Paton | Painting Reproduction

Puck and Fairies, from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' c.1850

Oil Painting
$1317
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: PAT-5837
Sir Joseph Noel Paton
Original Size: 26.4 x 31.2 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

Fairies on a Shell, undated by Joseph Noel Paton | Painting Reproduction

Fairies on a Shell undated

Paper Print
$46.27
SKU: PAT-5838
Sir Joseph Noel Paton
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Study of a Fairy, undated by Joseph Noel Paton | Painting Reproduction

Study of a Fairy undated

Paper Print
$46.27
SKU: PAT-5839
Sir Joseph Noel Paton
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Seizure of Roger de Mortimer in Nottingham Castle, 19th October 1330, undated by Joseph Noel Paton | Painting Reproduction

The Seizure of Roger de Mortimer in Nottingham ... undated

Paper Print
$46.27
SKU: PAT-5840
Sir Joseph Noel Paton
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Fairy Queen, undated by Joseph Noel Paton | Painting Reproduction

The Fairy Queen undated

Oil Painting
$769
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: PAT-5841
Sir Joseph Noel Paton
Original Size: 26.5 x 28 cm
Galleries and Museums, Sheffield, United Kingdom

The Fairy Raid: Carrying off a Changeling - Midsummer Eve, 1867 by Joseph Noel Paton | Painting Reproduction

The Fairy Raid: Carrying off a Changeling - ... 1867

Oil Painting
$22467
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: PAT-7679
Sir Joseph Noel Paton
Original Size: 90.5 x 146.7 cm
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, United Kingdom

The Quarrel of Oberon and Titania, c.1849 by Joseph Noel Paton | Painting Reproduction

The Quarrel of Oberon and Titania c.1849

Oil Painting
$936
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: PAT-11278
Sir Joseph Noel Paton
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Man of Sorrows, 1875 by Joseph Noel Paton | Painting Reproduction

The Man of Sorrows 1875

Oil Painting
$1772
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: PAT-18015
Sir Joseph Noel Paton
Original Size: 224.4 x 118.7 cm
Public Collection

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