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Arthur Edward Wade (1889-1976) - 1932 Watercolour, English Countryside



A finely detailed landscape scene in watercolour, by the British artist Arthur Edward Wade (1889-1976), depicting a rural spot in the English countryside. Wade portrays the aesthetic characteristics of the setting well, with a layered naturalistic palette. Well-presented in a bright mount and clean light wood frame, as shown. Signed and dated. On watercolour paper.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration and foxing, particularly to the sky. Some general age toning, but otherwise in very good condition.


24.6 x 34.3cm (9.7" x 13.5")
Framed Size: 39.4 x 49.5cm (15.5" x 19.5")

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Artist Biography

Arthur Edward Wade (1889-1976) was a painter and printmaker, born the son of a baker and shopkeep in Kinver, in South Staffordshire close to the border with Worcestershire. Arthur, sometimes referred to as Albert, lived in Small Heath, Birmingham in 1911, and his occupation was listed as 'Draughtsman'. He is believed while in the city to have studied at Birmingham School of Art. Quite the 'itinerant' he held teaching positions in Dover, Sheffield School of Art in 1921 and from there joined the staff of the Grimsby School of Art in 1924 where he held the post of Principal from 1944 and remained until he retired in 1953.

Wade was elected an Associate Member of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers in 1917 and also showed at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Royal Academy of Arts and Walker Art Gallery. Several examples of Wade's paintings are in the collection of Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre and his death was recorded at Alresford, Hampshire.

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Code km103
Artist Arthur Edward Wade (1889-1976)
Date 1932
Dimensions 24.6 x 34.3cm
Framed Yes
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Landscape
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