19th Century watercolour of 'Bodiam Castle,'by David Cox Senior 1809-85

The artist was the only son of his famous father David Cox Senior who was acknowledged as a master of the 19th Century watercolour tradition.Cox Junior naturally followed his fathers style but was a very successful artist and drawing master in his own right. Like his father he specialised in watercolour and showed a fondness for views of castles used as focal points in landscape settings.The present example is typical...

William Wyld 1806-89.Hanover street scene.

William Wyld was a topographical painter in watercolour.He came into contact with Richard Parkes Bonington whilst living in Paris who strongly influenced his work.He became a member of the Royal Institute of Watercolour painters [R.I.] in 1879 showing a large number of European topographical scenes.His significant contribution to the development of watercolour painting in France resulted in the award of the Legion d'Honneur in 1855. htpps://www.swfineart.co.uk/collections/watercolours/products/hanover

George Moore Henton 1861-1924 'Out for a Stroll'

George Moore Henton studied at Leicester School of Art.In addition to painting architectural subjects such as Peterborough Cathedral he was also an illustrator.In particular he contributed the illustrations to A and C Blacks 'Windsor and Eton.'He was always associated with the City of Leicester being born,educated and lived there.He was also a significant member of the Leicester Society of Artists.He was widely exhibited at both the R.A. and the N.W.S....

Carlton Alfred Smith R.I.,R.O.I,R.B.A 1853-1946.Fishing for Tiddlers.

Carlton Smith was one of the leading figure painters in watercolour of the 19th century.His work often uses his daughter as the main model in his work in a domestic or country scene. A member of the Royal Institute of painters in Watercolour he also exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1879.Works by the artist are in the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Sunderland Art Gallery. A fine example...

Edward Wesson watercolour of Burnham Overy Staithe

Edward Wesson known as 'Ted Wesson,' was a prolific Modern British painter.He was influenced by Edward Seago and painted a number of pictures of the coasts of Norfolk and Suffolk in his characteristic wet technique style.He was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Watercolour painters in 1953 and also exhibited at the R.A., R.O.I.and R.B.A. A watercolour of 'Burnham Overy Staithe,' on the North Norfolk coast can be...

Caernarvon Castle by Hubert Coop.

Hubert Coop R.B.A.1872-1953 was a coastal painter mainly in watercolour.A large proportion of his work was taken from the coast of North Wales.He also painted in the West Country and Kent.He exhibited at the R.A.from 1897 and was elected a member of the R.B.A.in the same year.His loose impressionistic style can be seen to great effect in the watercolour of Caernarvon Castle on swfineart.co.uk.

Steam and Sail by Charles Taylor Junior

Charles Taylor Junior was a specialist 19th century marine painter in watercolour.He lived at Brighton,Deal and Yarmouth painting sailing vessels in a dramatic style often combining ships under sail with steamships.His work is distinctive for strong colour and the depiction of the main vessel in a prominent central position.The artist was active between 1841-83 and exhibited at the R.A.,R.B.A.and N.W.S.An excellent example of his work can be viewed at swfineart.co.uk

Oswald Garside.R.A.,R.W.S.,N.E.A.C.1879-1942,watercolour painter

Oswald Garside was a landscape and coastal painter in watercolour.He was born in Southport,Lancs and many of his pictures were scenes of the North West of England.He was an accomplished watercolour painter and exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Paris Salon.Elected R.I. in 1916 his work is interesting in his use of egg tempera in his work. In addition to his painting he was the author of Landscape Painting...

Flowers in a lustre vase.Laurence Biddle fl.1930's

Laurence Biddle specialised in oil paintings of flowers.His accomplished and brightly coloured depictions of wallflowers,pansies,phlox,geraniums,myosotis and other flowers are highly decorative.The flowers are generally centrally displayed in antique porcelain such as lustre vases.He exhibited widely and won prizes for his work in the 1930's at Edinburgh, London,Dessin and New York.A typical example of this artists work can be viewed at swfineart.co.uk

Sir David Murray R.A.,H.R.S.A.,R.S.W.,R.I.1849-I933.Flatford Bridge

Glasgow born landscape painter who exhibited widely in UK and was elected R.A in 1905.Painted initially in Scotland but later moved to London painting mainly in the South of England.His Royal Academy exhibit of1903 'In the the Country of Constable' was purchased by the Chantrey Bequest.A fine watercolour from this era 'Flatford Bridge' may be viewed at swfineart.co.uk

Arthur Gerald Ackermann R.I.

Specialised in coastal scenes in watercolour particularly North Norfolk coast.Settled in Blakeney and painted many scenes of that creek and nearby Morston. Influenced by Edward Seago in his depiction of sweeping skies over the Norfolk landscape.One man shows at Leicester Galleries and the Fine Art Society.Two examples from the Fine Arts show are available at swfineart.co.uk as well as a rare still life with a provenance to Mandells Gallery.

President Royal Cambrian Academy/Joshua Anderson Hague

Hague was a member of the Manchester School of painters.Initially he lived in Stockport but later moved to Llandudno. North Wales landscapes in both oil and watercolour are common subjects.He painted in a broad impressionistic style with vibrant colour. Elected P.R.C.A. he also exhibited at the R.A.,R.I. and R.B.A. Examples of his pictures are represented in both the Manchester and Liverpool Art Galleries.

Frederick William Jackson

F.W.Jackson was a prime mover in the 'Staithes School' of painters.He was a friend and sketching companion of Dame Laura Knight.He painted in both oil and watercolour with a large body of his work taken from the North East Yorkshire Coast in and around the fishing village of Staithes. He also painted in North Africa,particularly Morocco where he stayed with another 'Staithes' artist,Spence Ingall. His paintings are full of vibrant...

Charles Taylor Junior, 19th Century Marine Watercolour Painter

Charles Taylor Junior [Fl 1841-1883] was a London marine painter who specialised in 'steam and sail' views of the South and East Coasts of Britain. He exhibited at the R.A. from 1846-69 as well as showing at the B.I.,S.S. and N.W.S. His R.A. exhibits included 'Vessels of Chapmans Head Beacon', 'Waiting for Ebb Tide' and 'In Chelsea Reach'. An attractive pair of watercolours in original frames 'Off Gorleston' and 'The Maplin...

William Callcott Knell [fl.1848-1879]

William Callcott Knell was the son of Adolphus Knell and like his father before him specialised in marine painting in oil. His work was exhibited at the R.A., British Institution and Suffolk Street Galleries. Typical examples of his R.A. admissions included 'Early Morning in the Medway' and 'Evening-Vessels of the mouth of the Thames'. His early work like his father was influenced by the Dutch tradition of orderly treatment of...

Hector Caffieri R.I., R.B.A.1847-1932

Hector Caffieri was despite his Italianate name born in Cheltenham. He specialised in beach scenes and fishing scenes in watercolour. Most of his subjects are drawn from the north coast of France particularly Boulogne-sur-Mer. He studied under Bonnat and J. Lebevre in Paris and exhibited at the R.A. from 1875-1901. He was also a prominent member of the New Watercolour Society and exhibited a large number of works there. His...

A. Moulton Foweraker, 19th Century Landscape Painter

A. Moulton Foweraker R.B.A. 1873-1942 was a landscape painter who was educated at Christ's College, Cambridge. He lived in Swanage, Dorset and in addition to working in his native West Country also painted in Spain and North Africa. The artist has become very popular with collectors particularly the moonlight scenes with figures carrying the characteristic lantern light. Two examples of his work can be viewed at swfineart.co.uk. A Spanish Town scene by...

Frederick E J Goff 1855-1931, British Watercolour Painter

Fred Goff was a London based artist who specialised in accurately observed views of the Thames. His work was usually on a small scale and generally very detailed in its execution of the topography of the great waterway. Goff suffered from poor eyesight and one of the reasons for the accuracy and fineness of his work was his use [by necessity] of a magnifying glass. His work was exhibited at...

John Lynn, Early 19th Century British Marine Painter in Oil

John Lynn's work is rare but as Denys Brook Hart said in his authorative work on 'Marine Painting' it is of exceptional quality. To underline this he used an example of Lynn's work as the frontispiece for his book. Lynn specialised in shipping and coastal scenes mainly of South Coast subjects. His most prolific period was between 1826-38 and during this time he exhibited 14 pictures at the British Institute...

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An increasing theme in fine art is the increase in private individuals instructing dealers to sell their pictures on a commission basis. This of course is in direct competition to salerooms and is commonly known as Art Brokerage. The emergence of this alternative method of selling art has been driven by the prospect of better returns for the vendor. Typically auction houses will take a minimum of 20% as a...

George Moore Henton 1861-1924, English Watercolourist

George Moore Henton was born in Leicester. He studied at Leicester School of Art and became a professional artist mainly in watercolour. He specialised in genre and architectural subjects and exhibits include 'The Long Walk, Eton College' and 'Peterborough Cathedral'. He also exhibited 10 works at the New Watercolour Society. He was a member and prime mover in the Leicester Society of Artists. A recent stock addition sourced in the...

William Mark Fisher R.A.1841-1923, Landscape Painter in Oil

William Mark Fisher was born in Boston, U.S.A in 1841. He was described by George Moore in his book 'Modern Painting' in 1893 as Americas greatest living American artist. He studied in Paris under Gleyre and was influenced by Corot. However in 1872 he settled in England finding greater appreciation for his vividly coloured impressionistic work. He exhibited at the RA and was elected a member in 1919. Additionally he sent...