Harvesting by the Sea, South Devon

Edmund George Warren
(1834 -1909) British
Title Harvesting by the Sea, South Devon
Category Recently Sold
Medium & Size Oil on canvas: 30 x 48 in. Frame: 37 x 55 in. Signed.
Price Band £5,000 - £10,000
Location Petworth
Biography

Edmund George Warren was an English Landscape painter who worked in both watercolours and oils. His father was Henry Warren a watercolourist as were his two brothers, H. Clifford and Bonomi Edward.All three brothers particularly liked painting the interiors of dark, mysterious woods with the sunlight filtering through the trees on to the foliage below. Warren lived first in London then later moved to Chudleigh, Devon. He was the first landscape artist to be influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites ideas of colour, meticulous observation of the subject and attention to detail. He was also influenced by the English artist Richard Redgrave. His work became very popular during the late 1850s to early 1860s. Warren went on to  exhibit his work from 1852 at the Royal Academy, Grosvenor Gallery and elsewhere, but mostly at the New Watercolour Society exhibiting 197 paintings there and becoming an Associate in 1852 and a full member in 1856. His large-scale work, "Rest in the Cool and Shady Wood", became the star attraction at the 1861 exhibition there.                                                  

 He was also a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters until 1903.Warren's paintings were characterized by evocative and Idyllic depictions of the English countryside, woodlands and harvesting scenes just like this painting. Works Represented: Victoria & Albert Museum.Bibl:  Victorian Painters - Christopher Wood , Paradise Lost – Christopher Wood .Dictionary of British watercolour Artists up to 1920 – H.L. Mallalieu.

 Possibly a view from near Dawlish, across Exmouth towards the Jurassic Coast

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