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A Golden Moonrise on the Cornish Coast
|Title:||A Golden Moonrise on the Cornish Coast|
|Artist:||James Thomas Watts R.B.S.A. (1853-1930) British|
|Detail:||Oil on canvas. 21.5 x 30in. (frame: 26x36in.) signed, titled on artist's label verso.|
James Watts was born in Birmingham in 1853, and studied at the Birmingham School of Art. He settled in Liverpool in 1874.
Watts was a member of the Royal Cambrian Academy and exhibited in London from 1878 to 1922. Titles at the Royal Academy include ‘Beech Trees in Winter’, ‘A Bright Day Barmouth Sands’, and ‘A Gypsies Haunt’.
He is best remembered as a watercolourist and his work ‘Nature’s Cathedral Aisle’, is in the Walker Art Gallery.
He often painted distant landscapes with trees in the foreground, like this fine work in oil. Museums: Birmingham museum &Art Gallery. Liverpool A.G.
*Refer photo of label from old exhibition frame.