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James Aumonier (1832–1911) - 1877 Watercolour, Sheep Grazing By The River



This highly accomplished watercolour by the English landscape painter James Aumonier(1832-1911) shows a view of the River Cnwy near the town of Llanwrst in Wales. The scene shows sheep grazing by the river in early morning sunlight. The artist has signed to the lower right corner.

The painting has been presented in a glazed, gilt frame with an attractive, hand draw, wash-line mount. There is some handwritten information on the artist and location of the painting on the reverse of the frame.

On watercolour paper.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration. There is some very faint foxing to the top of the painting. The frame is in fine condition with a few surface scuffs. There is some small amount of debris trapped behind the glaze.


19 x 28cm (7.5" x 11")
Framed Size: 38.5 x 47cm (15.2" x 18.5")

Artist Biography

In 1891 Aumonier visited Venice and the Venetian Alps. He became associate of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water-colours in 1876, and was one of the original members of the Institute of Oil Painters. In 1889 he was awarded a gold medal for water-colour in Paris, and a bronze medal for oil painting at Adelaide. He also received a silver medal at the Brussels exhibition in 1897. An exhibition of his water-colour drawings was held at the Leicester Galleries in 1908, and another of his work in oils as well at the Goupil Gallery in March 1912.Aumonier died in London on 4 October 1911.

In his career Aumonier exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Tate.

More Information
Code py659
Artist James Aumonier (1832–1911)
Date 1877
Dimensions 19 x 28cm
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Landscape
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