ARTIST: Charles Harrington (1865 – 1943)
TITLE: “Near Storridge, Worcestershire”
MEDIUM: Watercolour, signed lower right
SIZE: 10.1/2” x 14.7/8”
Charles Harrington was a self-taught artist who lived at Brighton and Lewes in Sussex. He exhibited between 1912 and 1935 at The Royal Academy in London, The Royal Institute of Watercolour Painters, The Walker Art Gallery, London, The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, The Fine Art Society in London, The Royal Society of Artists in Birmingham, The Dudley Gallery and The Manchester City Art Gallery. A total of 68 pictures were shown at these venues during his lifetime.
His work shows a keen and consistent eye for careful composition and draughtsmanship and a love of the tradition of fine watercolour painting, which was so prevalent, influential and enduring throughout the 18th and 19th centuries and the earlier part of the 20th century.