Memories from Abroad
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GRENVILLE COTTINGHAM RBA RSMA 
(1943-2007)
Sunset with Feluccas

watercolour                                                                   6.5 x 9.5  inches 

                                    £450 inc package and post

GRENVILLE COTTINGHAM RBA RSMA 
(1943-2007)
Indian Market

watercolour                                                                  6.5 x 10  inches 

                                    £550 inc package and post


Grenville George Cottingham was a painter in oil and watercolour, he was born in Exeter on 16th April 1943 and educated at Exeter School, Exeter College of Art and Liverpool College of Art. Exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of Marine Artists, The Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours and had one-man shows at Hallam Gallery, Bruton Street Gallery and Barnes Gallery. His work is in the collections of P&O; Marine Society, Royal Fusiliers, RN Reserve (London Division), Royal Artillery, Woolwich and the London Mutual. He has published various books. Grenville was a member of the Wapping Group of Artists and died in 2007.   

circle of Jean Désire Gustave Courbet  (1819 – 1877) 

Hilltop Landscape
oil                                                                6.5 x 13.5  inches
 £1,800 inc package and post


Born 10 June 1819  Courbet was a French painter who led the Realist movement in 19th-century French painting. Committed to painting only what he could see, he rejected academic convention and the Romanticism of the previous generation of visual artists. His independence set an example that was important to later artists, such as the Impressionists and the Cubists. Courbet occupies an important place in 19th-century French painting as an innovator and as an artist willing to make bold social statements through his work.

 

 

Courbet's paintings of the late 1840s and early 1850s brought him his first recognition. They challenged convention by depicting unidealized peasants and workers, often on a grand scale traditionally reserved for paintings of religious or historical subjects. Courbet's subsequent paintings were mostly of a less overtly political character: landscapes, seascapes, hunting scenes, nudes and still lifes. He was imprisoned for six months in 1871 for his involvement with the Paris Commune, and lived in exile in Switzerland from 1873 until his death on 31st December 1877.


Why do we think it may be  by Courbet?
It is painted on a very good mahogany panel with the name "Paul Emile Tostain 8 Galerie de la Madeleine PARIS" stencilled on the back. Tostain is listed in an 1862 Paris directory as an artists’ supplier. Courbet was living in Paris at that time. There are a number of brown paper fragments which remain stuck to the back of the panel one of which has the words Chistal and underneath that Courbet. There are also on the back the remains of four wax seals as if the panel was wrapped in the brown paper as well as a grey paper.

The landscape is typical of the landscape Courbet was born and bought up in. We can never prove if it was by Courbet unless we have it on the TV programme “Fake or Fortune” and that may not work. It is a very good picture for the price we are asking.


Jane Corsellis NEAC RBA  

Monterchi Tuscany
watercolour                                                                14 x 16.5  inches
 £950 inc package and post

Jane Corsellis is a painter, draughtsman and printmaker who was born in Oxford. She studied art at Byam Shaw School of Art 1960-64 gaining the Leverhulme Scholarship and final year painting prize. She exhibited with Young Contempories and at the RA Summer Exhibition. After college she painted in Spain before becoming a teacher for two years. From the early 1970’s she travelled extensively including Canada, Malaysia, India, Thailand, Indonesia and Australia. As well as showing abroad she continues to exhibit with the NEAC and RBA both of which she is a member. She has had a series of solo shows at New Academy Gallery and has published her book Painting Figures in Light.


Jane Corsellis NEAC RBA  

Fishing in Central Park New York
watercolour                                                                13 x 10  inches
 £850 inc package and post

Jane Corsellis NEAC RBA  

Champery Portes du Soleil Switzerland
watercolour                                                                6 x 10  inches
 £700 inc package and post

Jane Corsellis NEAC RBA  

Light Rain Florence
watercolour                                                                9.5 x 13  inches
 £850 inc package and post



David Curtis ROI RSMA 

Old Church by a Dusty Road, Mykonos, Greece

oil                                                                  10 x 14   inches
 £1,600 inc package and post

David Curtis was born on 15th June 1948, educated at Doncaster Grammar School and is a self taught artist, designer and teacher, he paints in watercolour and oil. He served an apprenticeship and later became the head of an engineering design team for Hawker Siddeley. He commenced to paint full-time in 1988. His work is in many collections worldwide including Doncaster Museum; Sultanate of Oman; Rockefeller Institute, New York and he has completed many commissions including HM Crown Commissioners and Cavalry & Guards Club. David has taught many art clubs and produced instructional videos and books, he taught part time at Doncaster Faculty of Art and Design. His exhibitions include many one man shows as well as the Royal Academy, Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour, Royal Society of Marine Artists, New English Art Club, Royal Society of Oil Painters and the Royal Watercolour Society; he won the Singer Friedlander/Sunday Times watercolour competition, 1st prizewinner in 1992, 2nd prizewinner in 1997. 


This painting is in David's book "Painting with Impact" page 37




John Albert Denahy NEAC
1922-2005 

The Cabin at La Romieu 

oil                                                                 9 x 10.5   inches
 £700 inc package and post

John Denahy was a painter and draughtsman born in London who studies art at Eltham Art Centre. Elected NEAC in 1980, he also showed at the Royal Academy, Royal Watercolour Society and with Eltham Group. John won the Daler-Rowney first prize at the Royal Society of British Artists in 1987. Solo shows have included Anna-Mei Chadwick Gallery from 1989 and the Bank of England holds his work. He lived in Sidcup in Kent.   

 

 

Walter Donne (1916 - 1997) 

Montreuil sur Mer

oil                                                               8 x 10.75   inches
 £850 inc package and post

Walter Donne was a painter of landscapes, rustic subjects and portraits. He painted landscapes principally in England, Normandy and the South of Italy. Studied in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and was a pupil of Leon Bonnat. Later he became the Principal of the Grosvenor Life School. He won a medal from the Salon des Artistes Francais in 1905.Exhibited at the RA (42 times), SS, NWS and the NEAC. His impressionistic yet forceful style and his choice of robustly rustic subjects show the influence of his French training. His paintings resemble those of Clausen, Stott and the Newlyn School. In 1885 he lived in Scarborough.  He moved to and lived in Chelsea and the Kensington area in London from 1890 to 1905. In 1923 he settled in Shoreham. Donne died 10th February 1948 in the Arist’s Rest Home in Rickmansworth ,

 

This picture has an address label verso with the title, artist’s name and his address as

 

57 Ebury Street W1 which indicates this picture was painted between 1890 & 1905.


Edward Dawson NEAC
1941 - 1999 

The Banks of the Loire

oil                                                                  24 x 30   inches
 £3,000 inc package and post

Born in Northumberland in 1941, Edward studied Fine Art at Durham University and the accepted teaching appointments at Newcastle, Nottingham and Barking Schools of Art. He relinquished his teaching commitments in 1978 to concentrate on painting, twelve months after being elected a member of the New English Art Club.
Edward had an intuitive feel for the atmospherics of the climate, His pictures are richly painted with direct brushstrokes, capturing the subtle changes in light and mood. Obviously , one can trace the application of paint and the style back to artists such as Monet and Sir George Clausen, representing both French and English Impressionism, but Edward’s influences actually go back further to both Titian and Velasquez, whose provocative and sensual paintings transcended their two dimensional limitations and captured the essence of an almost visual poetry.
In much the same way, Edward set himself the task of trying to create images that can be read, not so much in terms of a narrative, but more a poetic statement in praise of the phenomenon of nature  

Tragically he died very young and the world has been robbed of a massive talent




Pauline Fazakerley RI 

Towards Sacre Coeur Paris 

watercolour                                                                 13 x 10.5   inches
 £480 inc package and post

Pauline Fazakerley has been a  member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour since 1997and has exhibit regularly at various and provincial art galleries. Pauline spent five years full time study at Camberwell School of Art gaining a first class honours and a silver medal. After graduating she worked as a professional designer for six years followed by twelve years as Head of Art in a private school, later teaching adult education in various Art colleges. She was awarded the Rowland Hilder / Kingsmead prize at the RI.

Michael Felmingham 

By the Fish Market Venice 

watercolour                                                                14 x 22   inches
 £1,100 inc package and post

Michael Felmingham is a painter, muralist, printmaker, watercolourist and teacher who was born in Worcestershire  in 1935. His first artistic work was published in 1956, and from then on he exhibited in leading galleries in Britian, accepting commissions from major companies including Allied Lyons and Texaco. Between 1968-89 he was lecturer in design history at Coventry College of Art (later Lancaster Polytechnic). He made prints for Royal Academy Graphics Collection at Curwen Studio, was a Saunders Waterford prizewinner in 1981, winning an award in the Laing Competition in 1992. 

Pauline Fazakerley RI 

Sunshine and Shade near San Marco 

watercolour                                                                 20.5 x 13   inches
 £800 inc package and post

Roger Fisher RSMA 
1919-1993 

Canal Bruges 

oil                                                                10 x 12   inches
 £400 inc package and post

Roger Fisher was born in Dover and educated at Clifton College and then spent 37 years in the Royal Navy. He was made a member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists and exhibited with that society, the Wapping Group of Artists and Armed Forces' Art Society. His work is in the collection of the Royal Naval Lifeboat Institution and Yarrow Shipbuilders. Roger was commissioned by Board of Admiralty for Silver Jubilee Review in 1977. He lived in Snape in Suffolk