“Villeneuve, Avignon, circa 1933”
Watercolour, 9.1/2” x 14”
Inscribed in 1933 to the reverse of the frame.
Charles Burleigh was a member of The Royal Institute of Oil Painters from 1915 onwards. He lived in Brighton and Hove for much of his life and achieved great success exhibiting in many art societies including; RA 26, RBA 1, RHA 3, RI 15, ROI 93, BA 1, FIN 4 and others.
This townscape, with its three figures idly chatting in the shade, will surely evoke fond memories of France. The entire subject appears to have been swiftly and broadly painted, showing a love of the architecture of the area, captured beautifully in warm grey and ochre tones behind the last remaining bright, yellowing leaves on the foreground trees.