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George Oyston (1861-1937) - 1927 Watercolour, At Bovey Tracey, Devon



A charming watercolour painting by the artist George Oyston, depicting a rural scene with two figures on a path. Signed and dated to the lower right-hand corner. There is a label on the reverse inscribed with the artist's name, title and a small biography. Well-presented in a washline card mount and in a distressed gilt effect frame. On watercolour paper.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration and light mount burn to the upper margin. Small scuffs to the frame.


25.5 x 35.8cm (10" x 14.1")
Framed Size: 46 x 54.7cm (18.1" x 21.5")

Artist Biography

George Oyston (1861-1937) was born in North Shields. The son of an engineer, he painted in both oil and watercolour and specialised in landscapes, river scenes and genre subjects. It is recorded that he was living in North Shields in the 1880s where he practised as a professional artist in his native town sending many works for exhibition at the Berwick Club in Newcastle. In 1897 he moved to Walton on Thames and Shepperton on Thames. He painted many views around the River Thames in Surrey as well as other landscapes in Surrey and Hampshire. He exhibited between 1891 and 1897 at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and the Royal Society of British Artist.

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Code qo091
Artist George Oyston (1861-1937)
Date 1927
Dimensions 25.5 x 35.8cm
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Landscape
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