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    Oil on Canvas, 14x17cm. Fulton R.S.W.A. 1848 - 1930 Fulton was born in Parkhead near Glasgow, and studied at the Glasgow School of Art. He was elected R.S.W. in 1890 and had a long and successful career exhibiting at the London galleries and abroad. He excelled at this type of subject, capturing the landscape of rural Scotland in a sensitive and original manner. He lived and worked for most of his life in Glasgow, exhibiting at both The Royal Scottish Academy and the Glasgow Institute.
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    Oil on Canvas, 50x42cm. William Dacre Adams N.P.S. 1864-1951 William Dacre Adams was educated at Radley College and Exeter College, Oxford. He studied art under Herkomer at Bushey in Hertfordshire and later in Munich. He exhibited at many of the principal London galleries including the Royal Academy and the Royal Institute and in particular the Fine Art Society. He was elected a member of the Royal Portrait Society and was Associate Societie Nationale de Beaux Arts. He lived for a time at Lechdale, Gloucestershire; London, and finally at Lewes, Sussex.
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    Albert Chevalier Taylor R.A. 1862 - 1928 A superb example by the artist best known for his long association with the Newlyn School. He was born at Leytonstone in Essex and won a scholarship to the Slade School at the age of seventeen. He moved to Newlyn in 1884 at the very beginnings of the Newlyn School of Painting founded by Stanhope Forbes. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1887 and won a medal at the Paris Salon in 1891. In 1895 he left Newlyn for London and became very successful eventually being elected a member of the Royal Academy.
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    Watercolour, 70x90cm. Ruskin Spear R.A. 1911 - 1990 Born in Hammersmith, London, where he spent most of his life and which he frequently painted. An attack of polio as a child badly affected one leg so he attended Brook Green School for crippled children. At the age of fifteen he won a scholarship to the Hammersmith School of Art, another scholarship in 1930 taking him to the Royal College of Art for four year under William Rotherstein. Essentially an English painter in the Sickert tradition, his working class background was reflected in his pictures of seedy back streets and bar room life. An important painter, he painted many portraits, including Winston Churchill, Princess Anne, Margaret Thatcher, Lord Hailsham, Lord Olivier et al.
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    Oil on Canvas, 55x44cm. Florence A Saltmer exh. 1882 - 1908 An artist with a distinctive style, Florence Saltmer lived at various times in London, Surrey and Sussex. She exhibited with considerable success at numerous principal London galleries including the Royal Academy, Royal Institute, Royal Society of Oil Painters, Society of Women Artists etc.
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    Oil on Board, 34x27cm. Algernon Mayow Talmage R.A., R.O.I., R.W.A., A.R.E. 1871-1939 Talmage studied at the Herkomer School and in St. Ives, staying on in the town to assist Julius Olsson at his painting school. He went on to exhibit internationally, winning medals in America and in Paris and he was elected a full Royal Academician in 1929. Like many of his St. Ives colleagues he favoured moonlit subjects painted in a restrained impressionist manner intending to convey atmosphere and mood.
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    Oil on Board, Signed Verso, 90x60cm. Edmund Gill 1820 - 1894 Born in London, Edmund Gill was highly successful during his lifetime and made a speciality of painting waterfalls, which earned him the nickname 'Waterfall Gill'. He met David Cox in 1841 in Birmingham, which was to prove an inspiration to him. He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1842 and he continued to show there until 1886. He lived at various time in London, Ludlow and Hereford. Much of his subject matter is taken from the landscape of Wales and Scotland ; this example was probably painted in North Wales.
  • Watercolour, 77x100cm. Charles Branwhite A.O.W.S. 1817 - 1880 Painted in 1876, this is possibly an exhibition painting by the Bristol painter Charles Branwhite. He was the son of N.C. Branwhite, the painter, and began his career as a sculptor. He studied painting first with his father and then with the celebrated W.J. Muller. A resident of Bristol all his life, he was to become a good friend of two of Bristol's best know painters - Samuel Jackson and Francis Danby. A number of important public collections hold his work, including the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Bristol City Art Gallery.
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    Pastel, 53x63cm. Bernard Dunstan R.A., N.E.A.C., R.W.A. b.1920 Born in Middlesex, he is married to the painter Diana Armfield. He studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art and then at the Slade.His reputation has owed much to his intimate interiors and nude studies reminiscent of the Degas and Sickert tradition. A much respected painter he has justifiably an enthusiastic following. He was elected a member of the Royal Academy in 1968 and his work is held in important public collections.
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    Oil on Canvas, 88x108cm. Garnet Ruskin Wolseley 1884 - 1967 Provenance : Ex private collection, It seems likely that the children depicted in this work are the daughters of Lamorna Birch and the setting is Lamorna in Cornwall. Garnet Wolseley started his formal training under Herbert Van Herkomer continuing his studies at the Slade under Henry Tonks and Fred Brown where he won a gold medal. In 1908 aged 24 he moved to Newlyn, quickly forging a close relationship with Harold and Laura Knight who had moved from Staithes the previous year. Both these artists had a considerable effect on his development as an artist.
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    Oil on Canvas, 22x16cm. Maccrossan 1863 - 1934 Ex private collection. Provenance: Royal Academy Exhibit 1898 'White Gigs' no. 513 (This was Mary Maccrossans first Royal Academy Exhibit, purchased by the Liverpool Corporation in 1928). One of the most gifted of the early St. Ives painters, Mary Maccrossan won the acclaim of not only her critics but also her fellow artists. She was born in Liverpool and studied at the Liverpool School of Art then at Delacluse's in Paris and finally in St. Ives with Julius Olsson. This exceptional work with its silver grey palette illustrates her at her best. She exhibited at numerous leading London and Provincial galleries. Further details available on request.
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    George F. Gregory 1815 - 1885 Born in England, he began his working life as a draughtsman with the Thames Iron Works. He set sail for Australia in 1848 at the time of the 1848 gold rush. By 1854 he had established himself as a specialist marine painter in Melbourne. His style has a tendency to the naive which gives his work a considerable charm. It would seem he was reasonably successful as a good number of his works survive in both private and public collections. The Peabody Museum of Salem holds three examples of his work.
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    Oil on Board, 11x17cm. Carruthers Gould R.B.A., R.W.A. 1870 - 1948 The son of the Victorian caricaturist Sir Francis Carruthers Gould lived for many years at Doverhay in Porlock. He first exhibited at the principal London Galleries from 1892 and was elected a member of both the R.B.A. and the R.W.A. He produced a good deal of work in both oil and water-colour of Exmoor and the surrounding countryside and has an enthusiastic following.
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    Oil on Canvas, 56x40cm. Joseph Horlor 1809 - 1887 One of the best known West Country painters of his period and like many others working at this time he visited Wales on frequent occasions. He adopted a free and loose style and his sense of light for dramatic effect is highly succesful. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, Suffolk Street and other principal galleries.
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    Oil on Board, 42x36cm. Ronald Ossory Dunlop R.A., R.B.A., N.E.A.C., L.G. 1896-1973 Provenance: Ex private collection. Born in Dublin, a painter of figure subjects, landscapes, portraits and still life. He was educated at Saffron Walden in Essex and worked for an advertising agency from the age of nineteen and after the First World War abandoned this for painting. He attended evening classes at the Wimbledon School of Art, and also studied in Manchester and Paris. In 1923 he founded the Emotionist Group of Writers and Artists. He held his first one-man show in 1928 at the Redfern Gallery. His work is represented in numerous public collections.