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George Price Boyce, RWS (1826-1897)

A Surrey Common in November

Signed, inscribed and dated 1866.7; indistinctly signed and inscribed with title and the artist's address on a label on the backboard, watercolour

16 by 43.5 cm.

Provenance:  By descent in the artist's family

Boyce initially trained as an architect but after a meeting with David Cox in Wales in 1849 decided to give up architecture in favour of painting.  In about 1849 he met Rossetti and the two became close friends sharing a house together for a time in Chatham Place, Blackfriars.  Boyce concentrated on landscape watercolours, applying the strict Pre-Raphaelite principles of truth to nature. His diaries are a valuable source of information on the Pre-Raphaelites.  Boyce exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1853-1861 but mainly showed at the Old Watercolour Society where he exhibited a total of 218 works in the summer and winter exhibitions.  Works by him are in many public collections including the Tate Gallery, British Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum.


16 by 43.5 cm.

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