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a pen and ink watercolour drawing from fred lawson's 'book of drawings 1935' titled 'behind the farm' at castle bolton


A Pen And Ink Watercolour Drawing From Fred Lawson's 'book Of Drawings 1935' Titled 'behind The Farm' At Castle Bolton.


£590 | $822 USD | €688 EUR
Item Number: SA218812
Date of manufacture: 1930
Current Status: For sale
Seller: William Greenwood Fine Art
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Artist: Fred Lawson (1888-1968)
Title: 'Behind the farm'
Medium: Watercolour drawing.
Size: 7.5'' x 9'' (picture size in inches)
Overall framed size: 15'' x 16''
One of 96 originals from a book of drawings by Fred Lawson in 1935. They are all beautifully observed depictions of life in the Yorkshire Dales and local area in 1935, using only ink and six ink wash colours available at the time. Once it was down on paper it couldn't be altered! Due to them having been in the bound book they are as fresh and vibrant as when they were painted.
Framed in a gilt frame with a washline mount and ready to hang!
One from our very large collection of watercolours by Fred Lawson.
About Fred Lawson (1888-1968):
A landscape painter. Fred was born at Yeadon, near Leeds. He studied at Dewsbury and Leeds Schools of Art. On a visit to Wensleydale in 1910 with George Graham, they decided to settle there and shared a studio for several years. Fred married the young Muriel Metcalfe of Leyburn in 1933, who was also a painter.
Exhibited at the R.A., R.I. and at numerous exhibitions of Yorkshire artists. Contributed illustrations to The Dalesman from the first issue and for ten years wrote a monthly feature for the magazine. Illustrated several books, including a number by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe.
Travelled in France and Holland, but most of his work depicts the scenery and life of Wensleydale. One of the most fluent and spontaneous water-colourists of his time, he was particularly adept at capturing autumnal tints. A close friend of many Yorkshire artists including Jacob Kramer, Henrietta Lister and George Jackson. His daughter Sonia Lawson is also a painter of high repute.
A retrospective exhibition was held in Middlesbrough Art Gallery in 1969. He was the founder and leading member of the Castle Bolton group of artists. Died in Castle Bolton, Redmire, where he had lived for nearly sixty years.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1930.

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William Greenwood Fine Art
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