Guy Peppiatt launches new British Drawings and Watercolours exhibition

Posted: 2016-05-17 14:58:17 - Last updated: 2016-05-17 15:01:34

BADA British watercolour expert Guy Peppiatt is hosting a new exhibition of British drawings and watercolours at his St James’s Gallery until June 10. 

The exhibition features over sixty drawings and watercolours from the 1770s to the 1860s, a period known as the ‘Golden Age’ of British watercolour painting. Artists represented include Boys, Callow, Cotman, Cox, de Wint, Gainsborough, Landseer, Lear, Roberts, Rowlandson, Turner and Cornelius Varley.

Highlights include two recently identified drawings by J.M.W. Turner of the East Indiamen Westminster and Claudine run aground at Margate which he witnessed in November 1840. The earliest work is a view of Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire by Thomas Robins dating from circa 1750 which is a rare view of the castle in its ruined state before it was rebuilt in the 19th century.

Sudeley Castle and St Mary's Church, Thomas Robins the Elder (1715-1770)

Four works by Thomas Shotter Boys include his earliest recorded oils, of beach scenes dating from 1830, and a view of Dordrecht from the same year. Three views of St Petersburg and Moscow by Alfred Gomersal Vickers dating from 1833 are rare views of Russia by a British artist from the period.

Other highlights are eleven drawings and watercolours by Edward Lear including eight Italian views bought from the artist by John Scandrett Harford (1787-1866) in Rome in 1846 and belonging to his descendants until last year.

The Farmhouse of Buon Ricovero near Rome, Edward Lear (1812-1888)

The exhibition runs until June 10 at Guy Peppiatt Fine Art Ltd, Riverwide House, 6 Mason’s Yard, Duke Street, St James’s, London SW1Y 6BU

An illustrated catalogue accompanying the exhibition is available on request.

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