This week we are pleased to present a collection of 19th Century watercolours and ink studies by renowned British artist Harold Hope Read (1881-1959). We also bring you a series of vibrant watercolour studies by John Armstrong, Parisian street scenes by Denis Verspecht, along with a selection of contemporary landscape paintings by William Eyre.
We bring you a variety of additions to our collection of characterful drawings by Harold Hope Read, including this impressive study of a Butchers shop. The monochrome pen and ink base is elevated with hints of pink watercolour wash. Painted in his typical narrative style Hope Read perfectly captures the hustle and bustle of a city street at night. A prolific artist and illustrator, Hope Read regularly exhibited at the New English Art Club, the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours and the National Society of British Artists. He also regularly contributed political cartoons to Punch Magazine.
Sulis Fine Art presents this delightful collection of life studies and narrative illustrations in watercolour by British artist John Armstrong. Best known for his work in girls' comics, Armstrong enjoyed a successful career as a freelance illustrator working in London throughout the latter half of the 20th Century. His enthusiasm for the Pre-Raphelite movement is evident in this charming copy of an original 1856 oil painting by John Everett Millais. The scene depicts two beggars, presumed to be sisters, one of whom holds a concertina on her lap.
A charming collection of watercolour studies by accomplished French artist Denis Verspecht. In the artwork pictured we can see that Verspecht's distinctive impressionistic style heightens the immediacy of the scene. The expressive quality indicates that Verspecht probably painted this piece en plein air. Highly regarded for his Parisian street scenes the artist has achieved much commercial success. Our collection depicts various locations across Paris including the Notre Dame, Le Pont Neuf, and the enchanting Montmartre district.
This week we bring you a number of additions to our popular William Eyre collection in the artist's distinctive painterly style. Eyre was an artist of impressive technical ability, perfectly displayed in this atmospheric study of Amsterdam. Eyre's peach skies contrast with a turquoise horizon to heighten the vibrant colour palette. This piece truly captures the essence of Amsterdam, the tranquillity of the Dutch canal systems and the dynamic nature of the city itself. Many of these works were exhibited at a special exhibition in November 2008 entitled 'William Eyre: A Gentleman's Travels' which was hosted by James Harvey British Art at Malletts in Chelsea.