Memories from Abroad
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David Norman 

Light and Shade, Uzes Dordogne
watercolour                                                             12 x 18  inches 

                                    £550 inc package and post

David Norman 

Aix en Provence
watercolour                                                             13 x 10  inches 

                                    £575 inc package and post


David Norman is a prominent English watercolourist who divides his time between studios in Devon and the Dordogne. David's watercolours are unashamedly traditional and figurative but are also underpinned by a strong sense of draughtsmanship, a legacy from a rigorous training in architectural drawing and rendering. Over the years his palette has become more and more refined as he tries to simplify and justify his paintings in terms of tone and atmosphere alone. David has had many one man exhibitions and his paintings are in collections throughout Europe, America and the Far East. 



Eric Walter Powell (1886 - 1933) 

Alpine View 1925
watercolour                                                                 9 x 13  inches 

                                                                                                              £595 inc package and post

Eric Powell was an English Schoolmaster, artist and rower who competed for Great Britain in the 1908 Olympics where he won a bronze medal in the eights. Born in Hornsey, the son of Rev. Robert Walter Powell and his wife Mary Caroline Hankey. Powell was educated at Eton and Trinity College Cambridge. Went on to study at St Julian’s in Paris. He was a member of Reading Guild of Artists and his work is in the permanent collection of Reading Art Gallery. His Cambridge rowing was in the boat race in 1906,7 and 8. In the winning crew of 1906 he rowed No.7 and his elder brother was at No. 6. A member of the Viking Club he won the Diamond Challenge Sculls at Henley Royal Regatta in 1912.

Squadron Commander and later Lieutenant-Colonel in the Royal Flying Corps and later in the RAF during World War I, served in Egypt.

 

Powell was a house master and art teacher at Eton and died, with 3 other masters from the same school, in an Alpine accident on Piz Roseg. It was said by his headmaster at Eton that “To watch the marvellous speed with which he transferred to paper the beauty which he saw with an unerring eye was a pleasure of which one never tired and in later years he was developing an accuracy of detail and a variety of technique which seemed to hold the highest promise. Of what he did for drawing at Eton it is impossible to speak too highly; and his success as one of the most popular and best beloved of house masters was so remarkable that it might have been grudged to anyone but him. He exhibited almost exclusively at the Walker Gallery in London                                             



Ginette Rapp (1928-1982)

Crique de Trivignon, Bretagne 
oil                                                                 18 x 24  inches 

                                                                                                              £1,200 inc package and post

Ginette Rapp was born in Paris in 1928. She studied at the Academy Julian in Paris and had an exhibition at the Tate Gallery in London in 1955.

 

 

She is principally a painter of landscapes.



Helen Donald Smith FRSA (1853 - 1933)

Ponti della Canonica Venice
watercolour                                                                10 x 15  inches 

                                                                                                              £650 inc package and post

Helen Donald-Smith was born in Ayrshire in 1853 but lived mainly in London where she exhibited at Royal Academy, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, Ridley Art Gallery, Modern Gallery in New Bond Street, Billie Gallery in Bruton Street and Gieves Gallery in Old Bond Street. She worked in oil and watercolour. She studied art in Paris and at Herkomer’s, Bushey Hertfordshire. Her work featured landscapes, particularly of Venice, and portraits. Many of her portraits are in the National Portrait Gallery and were the result of commissions. She remained single and had a studio in Kensington.

 

 

Leonard Russell Squirrell RWS RI RE PS SGA (1893-1979)

The Washing Place Sospel
mezzotint                                                                                                          11 x 15.75 inches
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Leonard Squirrell was born in Ipswich and studied art at Ipswich School of Art under George Robert Rushton RI RBA RBSA 1869 -1948 and at the Slade under Henry Tonks. Leonard won a British Institution Scholarship in 1915 for engraving and a gold medal  at the International Print Makers’ Exhibition at Los Angeles in 1925 and 1930, a silver in 1923 and  was a founder member of the Ipswich Art Club. Leonard exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of Marine Artists, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour Royal Scottish Academy and Royal Society of Painter – Etchers and Engravers. Work of his is in several public collections including the British Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum. It was for his etching, a technique he mastered totally, that he is chiefly remembered. 

Leonard Russell Squirrell RWS RI RE PS SGA (1893-1979)

Notre Dame, Paris 
mezzotint                                                                                                          11 x 15.75 inches
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The picture above "Notre Dame, Paris" mezzotint won a gold medal at the International Print Makers’ Exhibition at Los Angeles in 1925 and 1930



Hiroshi Yoshida (1876 - 1950)

Azella Garden
woodblock                                                               16 x 11  inches 

                                 £1,500 inc package and post

Hiroshi Yoshida (1876 - 1950)

Criptomeria Avenue
woodblock                                                               17 x 12  inches 

                                 £1,500 inc package and post


Hiroshi Yoshida (1876 - 1950)

Yomei Gate
woodblock                                                               17 x 12  inches 

                                                                                                             £1,500 inc package and post

Hiroshi Yoshida was one of the principal printmakers involved in the revival of the woodcut after the Meiji period. He took a keen interest in the technical details of printmaking, carving many of the blocks himself. Yoshida travelled widely and despite losing nearly all his early work in fires following the 1923 earthquake in Japan produced 259 subjects in the course of a thirty year career.

 

His prints capture a sense of place with accuracy and atmosphere and there is sufficient Western influence in his work to ensure that his distinctive works are now collected worldwide.

 

 

His work is represented in many public collections worldwide and is the Boston Museum of Art in the US.

 

Hiroshi Yoshida (1876 - 1950)

Peacefull Rishin
woodblock                                                               9.75 x 14.75  inches 

                                     £1,500 inc package and post

Hiroshi Yoshida (1876 - 1950)

Daido Gate
woodblock                                                               9.75 x 14.75 inches 

                                     £1,500 inc package and post