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George Alexander (1832-1913) - Watercolour, Welsh Stone Cottage



A fine bucolic landscape scene in watercolour with gouache details, by the English artist George Alexander (1832-1913). Alexander has employed a light layered palette in order to evoke the peace and quiet of the rural countryside setting. Well presented in a gilt mount and gilt frame. Signed. On watercolour paper.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration and very minor foxing. Minor marks to the frame.


50.5 x 35.5cm (19.9" x 14")
Framed Size: 73 x 57cm (28.7" x 22.4")

Artist Biography

Little-known painter who lived in Leeds and painted local scenes and also views of the Lake District and Wales. Legend has it that he began as a tobacconist's errand boy and made his first drawings on the inside wrapping paper of tobacco packets. He studied under a Yorkshire painter James Burras and showed at the RA, RSA and in Yorkshire. Leeds City Art Gallery holds a large collection of his watercolours.

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Code kp679
Artist George I Alexander (1832-1913)
Date Late 19th Century
Dimensions 50.5 x 35.5cm
Framed Yes
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Landscape
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