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Joseph Compton Hall RBA (1863-1937) - 1916 Watercolour, City River View



A fine original early 20th Century watercolour with charcoal detail by the British artist Joseph Compton Hall RBA (1863-1937), showing a city view, a large river stretching towards the distance. A number of large wooden boats line the sides of the river, the occasional figure visible to the left side. The artist has achieved a great sense of compositional balance, with fine naturalistic form and palette. Well-presented in an ornate gilt frame with leaf and berry detail, beading and a gilt slip. Signed and dated. On watercolour paper.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration. With light foxing spots visible to the page and losses to the corners of the frame, which have been filled and retouched, as shown.


14.4 x 24.4cm (5.7" x 9.6")
Framed Size: 25.1 x 34.9cm (9.9" x 13.7")

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Sulis Fine Art is proud to present this fine collection of early 20th Century watercolours by British artist and architect Joseph Compton Hall RBA (1863-1937). All works in this collection have been handsomely framed.

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Artist Biography

Joseph Compton Hall FRIBA RBA (1863-1937) was a British architect and painter of landscapes, predominantly in watercolour. Born in Cork, Ireland, to William Bancks Hall, he attended King William's College on the Isle of Man. He became a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1901, most notably completing alterations to Dunham Massey Hall, and several church restorations.

He was later elected to the Royal Society of British Artists in 1918, and exhibited at the RBA, as well as the Royal Academy and the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour. He was also a member of the Langham Sketch Club, and Chelsea Arts Club.

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Code kp770
Artist Joseph Compton Hall RBA (1863-1937)
Date 1916
Dimensions 14.4 x 24.4cm
Framed Yes
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Architecture & Cityscapes
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