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    Oil on Canvas, 66x84cm. Ernest Jules Renoux 1863 - 1932 Born in Romeny-sur-Marne, Renoux was working at the height of French Impressionism. He favoured painting the human form, often using members of his family as sitters. His home town has a museum dedicated to his life and work and there is also a well dedicated to his memory. Further details on request.
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    Watercolour, 10x7cm. Bartram (Frederick John) Hiles R.W.A. 1872 - 1927 Born in Bristol, the artist lost both his arms at the age of eight in a tram accident. Despite this incredible disability he taught himself to draw and paint holding the brush in his mouth. He attended art classes at the Merchant Venture's Technical college in Bristol and later won a scholarship to the National Art Training School. At the Institution he won several prizes and subsequently visited Paris, returning to London where he worked in decoration and exhibited regularly with the R.B.A. Bartram Hiles had a very successful career in spite of his disability and exhibited at many leading London and provincial galleries. He was elected a member of the Royal West of England Academy and his work was purchased by Queen Victoria.
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    Oil on Board, 76x56cm. Russell R.B.A., R.I., R.O.I., R.S.M.A. 1892-1970 Gyrth Russell was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia in April 1892, the last of eight children. His father, a canadian M.P., was also Supreme High Court Judge for Nova Scotia. At the age of fourteen, Gyrth began his artistic career at Halifax School of Art, and quickly graduated to the School of Art at Boston Mass'. His first job was as a draughtsman in the Public Works Department of Canade, in Halifax. It was during this period he saw and sketched the cable ship 'Mackay Bennett' returning to her Halifax Station, her decks piled high with coffins containing bodies found after the Titanic disaster. In 1911 Gyrth left Canada to study at the Academie Julian and Academie Calorossi in Paris. At the outbreak of War, Gyrth left France for London where he was commissioned, under the command of Lord Beaverbrook, as an official War Artist for the Canadian Sector, and spent most of 1918 in Northern France painting the ravaged landscapes. During the course of the First World War he worked with amongst others, Augustus John, Orpen and Frank Brangwyn. Between the wars Gyrth earned his living as an artist in film studios, designing Railway posters, lecturing and writing. During this time he was elected to membership of the R.B.A., R.I., R.O.I., and the R.S.M.A., as well as being an active member of the Langham Sketchclub. In 1944, bombed out of London, Gyrth moved to Yorkshire, where apart from continuing his work as an artist, he became a regular visiting lecturer at Doncaster School of Art. In 1953 he moved for the last time, to Penarth in South Wales, where he continued to work until his death in December 1970. Whilst in South Wales his talents as an artist and a lecturer were as much in demand as ever. He became an active member of both the Watercolour Society of Wales and the South Wales Art Society. Gyrth Russell was a prolific and talented artist whose works were much more sought after during his lifetime and have become increasingly more so since his death.
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    George Bunn b.1895 An outstanding marine painting by George Bunn, a relatively early impressionist artist of whom little is known. He had an address in London at the time he exhibited individual works at the Glasgow Institute, the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Hibernian Academy. The confident and assured style employed by the artist may suggest that he had studied on the continent. Further research will no doubt reveal more.
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    Oil, 58x75cm. Bellingham Smith N.E.A.C. 1866 - 1922 Born in London, Hugh Bellingham Smith first studied art at the Slade School of Art under Legros and then in Paris under Constant. An artist of considerable talent he exhibited at many of the principal London galleries from 1891 and was elected a member of the New English Art Club. He painted in a very distinctive style with a wide range of subject matter, often visiting Yorkshire and Cornwall for inspiration. This excellent example retains its original frame.
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    Watercolour, 44x54cm. Joseph Twigg 1884 - 1912 Provenance : Dudley Gallery (original label verso). A superb example of the work of watercolourist Joseph Twigg. In original condition it is mounted in an excellent water gilded watts frame. The artist specialised in landscape and architectural subjects and exhibited in London at principal galleries that included the Royal Academy and the Royal Institute. His principal gallery, the Dudley Gallery, was a regular venue for his work. He lived at various times in Walton on Thames, Eastbourne and Northwood in Middlesex.
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    Oil on Canvas, 58x65cm. exh. 1889 - 1907 A wonderful and evocative painting by Mary Swan. A talented artist she was equally at home with various subject matter but excelled at these intimate scenes. She exhibited at numerous principal galleries both in London and in the provinces including the Royal Academy. She lived for much of her life in Bromley, Kent.
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    Hagarty exh. 1882 - 1928 A highly successful artist, Mary Hagarty was elected a full member of the Society of Women Artists in 1918. Principally a watercolour painter, she painted the landscape of England and Wales and held a strong affection for Venice where she exhibited many works of the city. She lived for some time in both London and Liverpool and exhibited 131 works at the Walker Art Gallery and numerous works at the principal London galleries, including the Royal Academy, Royal Institute and the Royal Society of British Artists.
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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.