Edward Francis Wells (1876-1952)
`The Castle, Brescia, Italy`

A dramatic watercolour on buff coloured paper by Edward Francis Wells, painted while on his tour of Italy in 1900-1901. The subject is the castle of Brescia in the evening light, known as the "Falcon of Italy" because of its position on the summit of the hill, where it overlooks the city from above. It is one of the largest fortified complexes in Italy with 75,000 square metres enclosed within its surrounding walls. painting is housed in a new double mount and ornate reeded Italianate Gilt frame.

********This watercolour was shown at the Walker gallery, Liverpool in 1938 as part of the `E.F.Wells Italian Sketches and paintings` exhibition.

 Edward Francis Wells (1876-1952)

Painter and draughtsman, born in Calcutta, India, grew up in Dorset. Studied Slade School of Fine Art, 1893-4 and the Royal Academy Schools (Creswick Prize, 1899). Travelled extensively in Italy, Corsica and Switzerland. Exhibited RA, RI, ROI and RHA with solo exhibitions at Walker's Galleries, and from his dedicated gallery at 162 Sloane Street, Knightsbridge from the late 1940`s. With aristocratic support he built a reputation for commissioned portraits, landscapes and figure paintings.

Mediumwatercolour on buff paper  Condition good
 Image size10 x 8 inches  Provenance signed lower left and dated, titled
 Overall size17 x 14 inches
Age1900 Price SOLD JAN 2016