Watercolour 'Farm Scene, West Sussex' (SOLD)
Charles William Taylor was a wood and copper plate engraver, watercolour painter and teacher. He was born in Wolverhampton where he first studied art and later was accepted at The Royal College of Art, subsequently becoming an associate of the Royal Society of Painters and Etchers where he rose to full membership in 1930. He exhibited here on a total of 58 occasions. He also exhibited 36 times at The Royal Academy, 15 times at The Royal Hibernian Academy, Once at The Royal Institute of Watercolour Painters, twice at The Royal Scottish Academy and many others.
This is a delicately executed and beautifully drawn picture. The exact location is unknown, but The Sussex Downs appear nicely subdued in the distance and my experience of such scenes tells me Lewes or Brighton might not be very far from here, the artist having lived for a time at Findon in Sussex.
This charming little watercolour had only a very brief stay here at our gallery, being sold almost instantly to a private collector even before it was remounted and framed.