Edgar Thomas Wood (1860-1935) - Watercolour, Rural Landscape with Horsecart
DescriptionA charming watercolour by the well listed artist Thomas Edgar Wood, depicting a panoramic rural landscape with cottages and a figure on a horse cart. Signed lower left. Fixed to backing card. Signed. On watercolour paper.
Minor age toning and light foxing. Overall in good condition.
26 x 38.3cm (10.2" x 15.1")Sheet: 28.7 x 41.2cm (11.3" x 16.2")
Architect and artist who was born in Middleton near Manchester. Unwilling to enter his father's cotton business he opted instead for an apprenticeship at the local Manchester architectural practise of Mills & Murgatroyd. By 1885 Wood had opened his own practise and wad been elected an Associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Wood also practised various crafts including the design of furniture, jewellery and metalwork. He was much influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement and Art Nouveau and was a founder member of the Northern Art Workers Guild in 1896 and also President of the Manchester Society of Architects, 1911–12.
His architectural work was largely on the domestic front in towns and districts near Manchester such as Rochdale, Oldham and Middleton his birth place. These also included some churches and chapels such as Temple Street Baptist Church, Middleton, 1889, Silver Street Chapel, 1893, Long Street Methodist Church, Middleton (now known as The Edgar Wood Centre), 1899 and others. He retired in 1921 and went to live on the Italian Riviera at Imperia about 30 miles from the French border. Here he entertained many artist friends and died and is buried locally. He is recorded as only having exhibited at the RA and his painting pays some homage to Walter Sickert. Examples can be found in the collections of Manchester City Galleries, Manchester Metropolitan University, Rochdale Arts & Heritage Service and Salford Art Gallery.
|Artist||Edgar Thomas Wood (1860-1935)|
|Date||Early 20th Century|
|Dimensions||26 x 38.3cm|
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