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    original victorian watercolour of autumnal rural scene by william bennett

    Antique Original Victorian Watercolour of Autumnal Rural Scene by William Bennett
    • Antique Original Victorian Watercolour of Autumnal Rural Scene by William Bennett
    • Antique Original Victorian Watercolour of Autumnal Rural Scene by William Bennett
    • Antique Original Victorian Watercolour of Autumnal Rural Scene by William Bennett
    • Antique Original Victorian Watercolour of Autumnal Rural Scene by William Bennett
    • Antique Original Victorian Watercolour of Autumnal Rural Scene by William Bennett
    • Antique Original Victorian Watercolour of Autumnal Rural Scene by William Bennett
    • Antique Original Victorian Watercolour of Autumnal Rural Scene by William Bennett
    • Antique Original Victorian Watercolour of Autumnal Rural Scene by William Bennett
    • Antique Original Victorian Watercolour of Autumnal Rural Scene by William Bennett

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    Original Victorian Watercolour of Autumnal Rural Scene with a Farmer Driving Cattle on a Track by William Bennett (Brit. 1811-71)

     
    Born at Frome in Somerset, William Bennett moved to London at an early age with his parents who opened a woollen drapery shop in Southwark. He subsequently ran the family business for several years before selling it in 1841 to pursue a career as a full-time artist. The next year he exhibited his work at the Royal Academy and, in 1848 became a member of the new Society of Painters in Water Colours (later the Institute of Painters in Watercolours) to which he contributed regularly over the following two decades.
     
    The facts about Bennett’s artistic development, however, remain vague. Contemporary commentators saw him as a devoted follower of David Cox (1783-1859) and the testimony of his art clearly indicates the influence of the older artist’s distinctive style. Cox had many pupils in the 1840s and Bennett was very likely to have been one of them. Certainly, the two painters worked alongside each other in 1847, during Bennett’s first sketching trip to Betws-y-Coed in North Wales, which Cox had helped popularise as a place of artistic pilgrimage.
     
    Bennett, like his mentor, was an insular artist and preferred to paint the British countryside, including Yorkshire, Wales & Scotland, as well as the South coast of England. Many of Bennett’s works are small, sprightly sketches rather than conventionally finished watercolours and appear to have been painted on the spot, capturing the features and feeling of the landscape with loose handling and economy of means.
     
    Dimensions of Frame 35.5cm x 44.5cm (14" x 17.5") & Thickness 2.5cm (1")
    Dimensions of Picture 30cm x 39cm (11.75" x 15.25")
     
    Mounted, Gilt-Framed & Glazed, with a label for Arthur E Keeley, Fine Art Dealer of Birmingham and generally in good original condition; the picture itself has some brown foxing to the sky, specifically on the LHS but retains much good, luminous colour.
     
    C-023020/648

    Maker/Artist:
    William Bennett
    Materials:
    Watercolour
    Width (cm):
    44.5
    Height (cm):
    35.5
    Depth (cm):
    2.5
    Price: £150.00

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