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George Henry Downing RBA (1878-1940) - Watercolour, A Bit of Old Normandy



A wonderful late 19th or early 20th century watercolour by the artist George Henry Downing. Here he has captured an area of Normandy in France, with timber houses and small streets. With gum arabic and a small piece of card giving the title and artist's name and address as '102 Frensham Road, Southsea'. Signed. On wove.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration and minor foxing.


28.3 x 19.4cm (11.1" x 7.6")
Sheet: 29.8 x 20.9cm (11.7" x 8.2")

Artist Biography

Painter born in Portsmouth, Hampshire and studied at Portsmouth School of Art, where he received his teaching certificate. He subsequently worked as a painter, mainly of landscapes and portraits and as the 1901 and 1911 census state as a Science & Art Teacher and a Head Schoolmaster. He also taught for several years at Southern Boys Secondary School in Portsmouth. Downing was elected RBA in 1921 and also showed at the Abbey Gallery and at the RA. Portsmouth Art Gallery have a work in their collection.


Normandy, France

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Code pn465
Artist George Henry Downing RBA (1878-1940)
Date Late 19th Century
Dimensions 28.3 x 19.4cm
Framed No
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Architecture & Cityscapes
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