Thomas Bowman Garvie was born in Morpeth, Northumberlandin 1859. He showed an early talent for drawing and studied under Philip Hermogenes Calderon where he obtained a scholarship for the Royal Academy, studying there till 1888. He then travelled to Paris to study at the renowned Académie Julian under Fleury and William-Adolphe Bouguereau. For the next ten years he spent long periods painting in France, Italy and Switzerland before returning to Morpeth in 1898 to marry Isabella Grey.
Between 1914 and 1922 he was Master of the Pictures at the Pen and Palette Club in Newcastle; a member of the Cullercoats Art Group; President of the North East Coast Art Club in 1937 and a member of the Art Committee, Kings College, Newcastle.
"Croglin Beck, Cumberland" is an oil painting on board measuring 10"x 14". It is signed lower right and is framed in a quality gilt frame giving an overall size of 16"x 20".