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Henry George Gawthorn Fishermen Newlyn Cornwall Great Western Railway watercolor


Henry George Gawthorn Fishermen Newlyn Cornwall Great Western Railway watercolor


Dates
circa 1920
Dimensions
40.20cm high (15.83 inches high)
51.00cm wide (20.08 inches wide)
3.00cm deep (1.18 inches deep)
Description / Expertise
Henry George Gawthorn (1879–1941)

Rare watercolor study of two fishermen examining a large fishing net in the harbour. Inscribed ‘rough sketch for poster’ & signed H G Gawthorn in pencil. With a pencil sketch of one of the fishermen on the reverse

Reputedly Newlyn. probably artwork for GWR, Great Western Railway for a poster advertising travel to Cornwall.

In an oak frame. The reverse sketch also mounted and glazed.

Gawthorn, Henry George
Born in Northampton in 1879 and died 1941. Studied at the Heatherley School and Regent Street Polytechnic. He began his career in an architect’s office before turning to painting. His work encompassed both Fine and commercial art; he exhibited at the Royal Academy and with the Society of Graphic Art and was one of the leading travel artists working on poster commissions for railway companies.


Measures: Sheet width 25cm
Sheet height 34.5cm

Frame length 51cm
Frame height 40.2cm
Frame depth 3cm.
Medium
Paint
Origin
England
Condition
Good
Price
£5,000.00
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