ARTIST: Giffard Hocart Lenfestey (1872 - 1943)
TITLE: “Gathering Kindling”
MEDIUM: Watercolour on paper 11” x 15” Signed lower right
REF: KFA578 (SOLD)
Giffard Hocart Lenfestey was born in Faversham, Kent on 6th of September 1872. He became a landscape and interiors painter having studied art at The Royal College of Art and under Raphael Collin. He also studied in Paris, Florence, Rome and Venice. He became a member of The Royal Society of British Artists in 1898. His exhibiting years spanned between 1895 and 1938. Records show he lived in London during much of his very successful artistic career, with works exhibited as follows:
Baillie Gallery 1, Dudley Gallery 1, Goupil Gallery 2, International Society 1, Manchester City Art Gallery 2, Royal Academy London 22, Royal Society of British Artists 203, Royal Institute 1, Ridley Art Club 50, Royal Institute of Oil Painters 1.
This stunning example of his work glows with his typical breathtaking tones and colours and his drawing and composition are exquisite. Walk into this picture, passing through the nicely understated shade. Bask in the beautifully captured patches of sunlight beyond.