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Vintage Watercolour Landscape by Edward Wesson Circa 1960 Mid 20th C

Vintage Watercolour Landscape by Edward Wesson Circa 1960 Mid 20th C
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  • Vintage Watercolour Landscape by Edward Wesson Circa 1960 Mid 20th C
  • Vintage Watercolour Landscape by Edward Wesson Circa 1960 Mid 20th C
  • Vintage Watercolour Landscape by Edward Wesson Circa 1960 Mid 20th C
  • Vintage Watercolour Landscape by Edward Wesson Circa 1960 Mid 20th C
  • Vintage Watercolour Landscape by Edward Wesson Circa 1960 Mid 20th C
  • Vintage Watercolour Landscape by Edward Wesson Circa 1960 Mid 20th C
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Price: £750.00
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Vintage English watercolour landscape by Edward Wesson British, (1910-1983) circa 1960 in date.

This wonderful watercolour features a tranquil landscape of an English beach scene with figures walking and boats in the background.

This watercolour is housed in an elegantly simple gold frame.

Add some tranquil charm to your home with this lovely watercolour.
 

Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 54 x Width 71 x Depth 2 - Frame

Height 32 x Width 50 - Painting

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 9 inches x Width 2 feet, 4 inches x Depth 1 inch - Frame

Height 1 foot, 1 inch x Width 1 foot, 8 inches - Painting

Edward Wesson was a British painter known for his simple yet elegant watercolours of coasts and rivers. Born on April 29, 1910, in London, United Kingdom, he was largely self-taught, developing his own style of economical strokes to depict his subjects. The artist was most inspired by water, and many of his paintings depict the moody blues and greys of the river Thames. He went on to become a full member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, exhibited with the Royal Society of British Artists, and the Royal Society of Marine Artists. Later in his career, he taught his methods to many students and had several how-to demonstrations published in magazines. Wesson died in 1983 in the United Kingdom.

Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).

Satinwood

is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

Our reference: R0013

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