CHARLES JAMES ADAMS (1859 – 1931)
“Sun Sinking over Exmoor” Watercolour (SOLD)
Adams was born in Gravesend. He studied at Leicester School of Art and won the Mulready Gold Medal for life drawing. He lived in Sydenham, Horsham, Billingshurst, Midhurst, Guildford and Farnham. He exhibited at: RA 37, RBA 8, RI 30, ROI 9, D 71, L 37, and many more. His many excellent watercolour landscapes showed consistently careful attention to detail and old-school drawing, design and composition. This signed painting of a usually bleak and some might say ‘God-forsaken place’, is lovingly depicted as rarely seen, bathed in gentle, hazy sunlight. Its message is perhaps: Escape to this open country if you are seeking solitude.