Oil on Board, 10x7cm.
Charles Wellington Furse A.R.A., N.E.A.C., I.S. 1868 – 1904
An exceptional talent, Furse tragically died in his thirties.
Responsible for the iconic Edwardian painting ‘Diana of the Uplands’ which resulted in his being elected an associate of the Royal Academy when it was exhibited at the Academy in 1904.
He studied at the Slade under Legros, in Paris at the Academie Julien and then at the Westminster School of Art under Fred Brown.
During 1899 – 1901 he worked on the decorative spandrels in Liverpool Town Hall. He visited Italy on two occasions, in 1893 and 1903.
Sir Alfred Munnings admired him, saying ‘He was a fine painter – he finished just as I began to paint’.