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William George Tuck - Mid 20th Century Watercolour, Rural Scene

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William George Tuck - Original Mid 20th Century Watercolour. William Tuck's Studio stamp on the reverse. Unsigned. Small tear to paper at lower side.

William George Tuck was born on 25 May 1900 in Leyton, East London. A toolmaker by profession, he was an amateur painter whose recognition came in later life. Tuck was adjudged to be the best artist in the water colour section at the seventh Exhibition of the South Eastern Federation of Art Societies at the Guildhall in London in 1957 and again in 1962. In 1974, at the age of 74, he displayed 50 paintings at the Passmore Edwards Museum in Romford when he was chairman of the South Eastern Federation of Art Societies. He twice had pictures accepted by the Royal Academy, but ultimately these were not hung. From childhood he developed a technique enabling him to capture the essence of a place, the time of day, a fleeting sky or the bustle of a crowd with seemingly effortless ease. Although he went abroad, he retained a special affection for certain English places and subjects. William Tuck’s oeuvre and style is comparable to other fluid English topographical watercolourists such as Roland Batchelor, David Gentleman, Roy Hammond and John Yardley. Tuck painted English landscapes around Suffolk and Essex including Lavenham, Leigh-on-Sea, Heybridge, Tilbury and Maldon. However, many of his more colourful and lively paintings were on Mediterranean subjects in Malta, Cyprus and Spain. He also visited Portugal and the Loire, France. He always painted from life, never from photographs. Tuck died on 11 January 1999 at the age of 98.


25 x 36.7cm (9.8" x 14.4")

Collection Information

From a large collection of landscape and figurative watercolours by William George Tuck, some of which are signed and many of which show William Tuck's Studio stamp on the reverse. A few of the works come with a signed certificate of authenticity from Elwin John Hawthorn, a relative of William George Tuck's. The collection was gifted to Hawthorn upon Tuck's admission to a residential care home in 1997. Upon Tuck's death Hawthorne acted as sole Executor.

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Code ng137
Artist William George Tuck
Date Mid 20th Century
Dimensions 25 x 36.7cm
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Landscape
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