Arthur Willett (1857-1918) - Signed Early 20th Century Watercolour, River Scene
DescriptionA charming watercolour with gouache highlights by Arthur Willett, depicting a calm river landscape with mountains in the background. Signed and dated in the lower left hand corner, as shown. Signed. On watercolour paper.
The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration and evidence of a previous mount.
34.7 x 24.5cm (13.7" x 9.6")Sheet: 37.1 x 27.5cm (14.6" x 10.8")
Painter who was born in Cockermouth, Cumberland. Before emigrating to America in 1888 he lived in Brighton and exhibited at RA, RBA, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, Royal Hibernian Academy, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, Royal Institute of Oil Painters and Royal Scottish Academy. Willett lived in New York and painted murals later working with muralists Edwin Howland Blashfield (1848-1936) and Henry Siddons Mowbray, (1858-1928) and Francis Lathrop, (1849-1909). His American work included panels in the Capitol Building, Washington DC and he was a member of the National Society of Mural Painters. Nothing is known of any British art education.
|Artist||Arthur Willett (1857-1918)|
|Date||Early 20th Century|
|Dimensions||34.7 x 24.5cm|
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