The Simplon Gorge from Brig


The Simplon Gorge from Brig

1929 United Kingdom

Offered by Sarah Colegrave

£2,200 gbp
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Gere was born in Gloucester and studied at the Birmingham School of Art under E R Taylor. He joined the staff of the art school in 1893. In the 1890s he worked as an illustrator, contributing to The Quest and books illustrated by the Birmingham Group and designing the frontispiece for William Morris’s News from Nowhere (Kelmscott Press, 1892). In his early career he was involved in a number of the arts and crafts, designing embroidery, metalwork and stained glass and painting the reredos in the Chapel at Madresfield. Gradually, however, he became almost exclusively a landscape painter. In about 1904 he and his sister Margaret settled in Painswick, near Stroud, and many of his subjects were found in the surrounding Cotswolds, which was to become his favourite painting ground. He exhibited at the New Gallery, Society of Painters in Tempera, Royal Academy, New English Art Club, Royal Watercolour Society and Art Workers Guild. A memorial exhibition was held in Gloucester in 1963.
Edward R Payne, the artist's nephew;
private collection.
Height 21.50 cm (8.46 inches)
Width 26.50 cm (10.43 inches)
External Height 40.50 cm (15.94 inches)
External Width 45.50 cm (17.91 inches)
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Watercolour on linen
Signed and also signed with monogram and dated 1929; signed and inscribed on the reverse; The Simplon Gorge from Bigue [sic] Charles March Gere, Painswick
Sarah Colegrave

Sarah Colegrave

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