Peter Gibbard, former Chair of the Friends of York Art Gallery, has chosen an evocative study of the use of light as his Artwork of the Month. ‘The Lamp’ is an oil painting by a little-known woman artist, Amy Beatrice Atkinson (1859-1816),  who led an interesting life and had family connections to the City of York.  

 

 

Amy B. Atkinson (1859-1916), The Lamp, oil on canvas, 40 x 32.4 cm, York Art Gallery, YORAG 185
Image courtesy of York Museums Trust :: https://yorkmuseumstrust.org.uk :: Public Domain