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Frederick Marriott RE ARCA (1860-1941) - Etching, Gateway, Bruges

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This delightful etching depicts the Old Gateway in Bruges, one of the city's four remaining city gates. Figures cross the bridge under the glow of an oil lamp and women wash clothes in the river to the foreground. Signed and titled in graphite below the plate line. On wove.


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


25.7 x 30.8cm (10.1" x 12.1")
Sheet: 34 x 39cm (13.4" x 15.4")

Artist Biography

Frederick Marriott (1860-1941) was a painter and etcher born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire and brother of the artist Frank Pickford Marriott. Marriott attended a small art school in Coalbrookdale and at the age of fourteen went to work as a pottery painter in a factory. In 1879 he gained a National Scholarship to the Royal College of Art where he studied for three years. He then worked as a designer and illustrator to Marcus Ward and Company, later becoming Chief Designer with publishers Eyre and Spottiswood where he stayed for four and a half years. He practised repousse work, wood carving, enamelling, and modelling, and produced some fine gesso panels with nacre inlays. He held the post of Design Master at Blackheath Art School, Headmaster of the Onslow College Art School, Chelsea, and Headmaster at Goldsmiths' College from 1895-1925. Marriott was a member of the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, the Art Workers' Guild, and was elected an Associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers in 1909 and a full member in 1924. He was also was an early member of the SGPIC.

In an extensive exhibiting career he showed at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Baillie Gallery, Chenil Gallery, Connell and Sons, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, Manchester Academy of Fine Arts, New Gallery, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Royal Academy and Royal Institute of Oil Painters. Examples of his work are in the collections of the Bromley Art Gallery, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, and Potteries Museum and Art Gallery.


Bruges, West Flanders, Flanders, Belgium

More Information
Code qa828
Artist Frederick Marriott RE ARCA (1860-1941)
Date Early 20th Century
Dimensions 25.7 x 30.8cm
Medium Etching
Style Realism
Subject Architecture & Cityscapes
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