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Henry E. Foster (1921-2010) - 1960 Oil, Greyhound Bridge, Lancaster



An interesting oil by the British artist Henry E. Foster (1921-2010). Here the artist has depicted the Greyhound bridge in Lancaster, England. After the closure of the railway in 1966, the Greyhound Bridge was converted for use by road traffic. Well presented in a gilt effect frame. Signed and dated. On canvas on stretchers.


The condition is very good overall. With some minor surface dirt. Small flakes of paint loss to the upper right. Minor marks to the frame. Inspection under UV light shows no sign of restoration.


45 x 75cm (17.7" x 29.5")
Framed Size: 55 x 85cm (21.7" x 33.5")

Collection Information

From a fine collection of varied and diverse works by the artist Henry E. Foster (1921-2010). He worked in a variety of mediums, including oil, watercolour, collage and pastel. His style ranges from traditional studies to modern compositions.

Provenance: Purchased directly from Foster's niece who inherited them directly from the artist.

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Artist Biography

Henry E. Foster (1921-2010) was born in West Kirby near Liverpool on 16th June 1921. His parents were both musical, and Henry began to paint at the age of eight. Outstanding in both art and mathematics, he studied engineering drawing at Royal Enfield, and went on to attend the Central Technical College, Birmingham in 1942, where he excelled.

Gaining a local reputation as an artist, he often appeared with his paintings in the Works Magazine. He rarely parted with his own works, often reworking them, except in cases of commisions. Holding strong views on many painters, he didn't like the Pre-Raphaelites. A real animal lover, his work includes country scenes, churches, and depictions of the area around Hopwood, Worcestershire.

Working in a variety of media, sketching in charcoal, he often used a combined approach, painting many pictures several times. At the age of 55, he took early retirement to devote his life to painting.

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Code kq846
Artist Henry E. Foster (1921-2010)
Date 1960
Dimensions 45 x 75cm
Framed Yes
Medium Oil
Style Impressionism
Subject Seascape & Coastal
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