Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Honour for Painter Who Captured Everyday Life

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Honour for Painter Who Captured Everyday Life

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Byline: By Tony Henderson

There was recognition at last yesterday for one of the region's most popular painters in his home city.

A commemorative plaque was unveiled by Newcastle Lord Mayor George Douglas at the house where Ralph Hedley lived with his family from 1885 to his death in 1913.

Artist and wood carver Hedley's home was at 19 Belle Grove Terrace in Spital Tongues, Newcastle. His work provided a record of everyday life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and an exhibition of his paintings was one of the biggest ever crowd-pullers at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle.

Hedley's works have been constantly rising in value. His best known painting features a snoozing cat in a cottage window, but in March a new record was set for a Hedley work when The Tournament sold for pounds 36,000 at an auction in London. Now another of Hedley's paintings, The Pupil Teacher, is expected to make around pounds 16,000 when it goes up for sale at Anderson & Garland's Newcastle auction house on December 14. …

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