Sir Ernest George RA, RE, PRIBA (1839-1922)
A subtle watercolour by well known Victorian painter Sir Ernest George depicting a picturesque street in San Remo, which is a coastal town in the North West of Italy near to the French Border and the French Riviera. A typical Italian street scene with washing hanging outside balconies and the occupants conversing between the upper stories. George travelled extensively in Europe and painted many towns in Italy, France and Belgium of which this is a typical example. Titled and signed with his initials as in many examples. Double Ingres mount and ornate frame refinished in satin gilt.
Sir Ernest George (1839-1922) was born in Southwark, London and educated at Clapham, Brighton and Reading, Sir Ernest George RA, RE, PRIBA (1839-1922) entered the Royal Academy School in 1858 and was awarded the Gold Medal in 1859 for architecture. In 1861 he opened his own architectural practice, winning the Royal Gold Medal for Architecture in 1896, becoming President of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1908. He is best known for his domestic buildings in the Queen Anne style. He was knighted in 1911, elected Associate of the Royal Academy in 1910 and Royal Academician in 1917. He was a brilliant watercolourist and made many sketching trips abroad, painting in England, Belgium, Holland, France, Germany and Italy. He exhibited 760 works at the Fine Art Society, 43 at the Royal Academy, 19 at the Royal Society of British Artists, 14 at the Royal Hibernian Academy, and 3 at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour.
|Medium||Watercolor||Condition|| very good|
| Image size||7 x 4.5 inches||Provenance|| signed and titled|
| Overall size||11.5 x 9.5 inches|