Completed East of England and The Midlands: Artists and Subjects 10 Who painted this view of Belton Church, Lincolnshire?

Belton Church, Seen Through the Gates, 1819
Topic: Artist

This painting is signed and dated 1918 (detail attached). The National Trust’s entry describes it as an amateur work, so it may have been painted by someone with a connection to the family at Belton.

The other views, painted in a similar style.

Martin Hopkinson, Entry reviewed by Art UK

Completed, Outcome

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Alison Golding,

Possibly "H. Adwin", a faint (older?) date of 1869 and a further date of 1918? Although "Hadwin" is a name in the nearby town of Grantham.

Andrew Shore,

I think the signature is H. Ackerman.

The Lincolnshire Echo article from 1938 is referring, in all probability, to the watercolourist Arthur Gerald Ackermann (1876-1960). Interestingly he was painting in Lincolnshire in 1918 but not, as far as I am aware, at Belton. He did a few oils early in his life but this doesn't look like one of his to me. However, the signature could be read 'Ackermann' as suggested by Andrew Shore.

Kieran Owens,

Except that there is very obviously only one 'n' at the end of the signature on this painting, which excludes Ackermann as a candidate, especially as he usually signed his works as "Gerald Ackermann". Also, there is no capital "H", as can be seen in this signature, at the beginning of either of his first two names of Arthur and Gerald. This work also does not display anything of Ackermann's painting style.