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Edward Francis Wells (1876-1952) - Fine 1910 Watercolour, Bracknell, Berkshire



A very fine and delicate watercolour landscape by the listed British artist Edward Francis Wells (1876-1952), entitled 'Early Spring near Bracknell, Berkshire'. This serene, almost ethereal work encapsulates the aesthetic attitudes to the English landscape in the Edwardian period. A distant church tower rises amongst trees in the somewhat misty woodland. Handsomely presented in a fine gilt wooden frame, with double washline mount, as shown. Signed and dated. On watercolour paper.


In very good condition overall. Only light discolouration to the paper, expected for a picture of this age. There is a small silver mark to the glass on the left side. Some light debris behind the glazing. The frame has some minor scuffing.


20 x 33.8cm (7.9" x 13.3")
Framed Size: 41 x 54.3cm (16.1" x 21.4")

Artist Biography

Edward Francis Wells was born in Calcutta, India in 1876 the son of the engineer, William Howley Wells. As a young man he left for England and enrolled at the Slade School of Art before completing his studies at the Royal Academy. In 1899 he won the prestigious Creswick Prize which provided him with a scholarship enabling him to travel to Italy, Corsica and Switzerland.

He returned to London in 1901 and commenced his career as a painter of both figure subjects and portraits. Although the bulk of his work was painted on direct commission he did exhibit his work regularly including paintings shown at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Walker Gallery, Royal Academy and thirty-three pieces at the Dudley Gallery in London.

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Code kp652
Artist Edward Francis Wells (1876-1952)
Date 1910
Dimensions 20 x 33.8cm
Framed Yes
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Landscape
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