EDMUND GEORGE WARREN R.I., R.O.I.
â€˜A Picnic by the Lockâ€™
(sold at Sothebys for Â£7200 inclusive, 12th June 2003)
Warrenâ€™s paintings were characterised by evocative and idyllic depictions of the English countryside, woodlands and harvesting scenes. He was a London artist who moved later to Devon and the South East. He painted in both watercolours and oils, the former being the most sought after medium. He was acknowledged to be the first watercolour artist to be influenced by the pre-Raphaelites ideas of colour, and his work became very popular in the late 1850s to early 60s, and command high price today.
He became a member of the New Society of Painters in Watercolour (RI), and went on to exhibit nearly 200 paintings with the society including the star attraction in the 1861 exhibition â€˜Rest in the Cool and Shady Woodâ€™. He was also a member of the R.O.I. (oils) where he exhibited 46 works. He also exhibited elsewhere.
His watercolours command high prices today.
He is represented in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
24 x 38in
NOT ON DISPLAY