Trinity House Paintings
La Thangue studied at the Royal Academy. He achieved early success winning a gold medal in 1879. Prior to this he worked in the studio of Jean Léon Gérome (1824-1904), a painter in the classical style and upholder of the academic tradition. On his return to London, La Thangue gained a reputation as a painter of landscapes and rustic genre scenes. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Society of British Artists and the Institute of Painters in Oils. Later, however, he became a vocal opponent of the Royal Academy, exhibiting with the New English Art Club. He lived for a time in Norfolk, moving later to Bosham, in Sussex.