“JOHN VARLEY Jnr
â€˜The Pyramids, Giza
Born into a large family of artists, John Varley Jr. was the grandson of the more famous John Varley (1778â€“1842). Varley Jr. traveled in both the Middle and Far East, exhibiting his paintings regularly at the Royal Academy in London, as well as in other venues. In 1874, he sailed to Egypt in a yacht he constructed, and stayed for two years, learning to speak Arabic fluently and producing numerous images from his sojourn, particularly in Cairo. His oeuvre varies between oil paintings and watercolours.
He exhibited at the RA, RI, ROI, RBA, in Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and elsewhere. He is represented in Art Gallery/Museums in Gateshead, Newcastle, Leicester, Sheffield and Merseyside.
Signed & dated (18)75 19 x 27in