Item 15899-54

Watercolour - "Vitre (Brittany, France)" c1880 Titled, Dated & Signed by Acclaimed British Artist Sir Ernest George (1839-1922) - Cream Mat wih French Lines in a Gold Wood Frame (some wear) - Lovely street scene with subtle shading - 13" W x 16" H
Sir Ernest George (1839-1922)
Sir Ernest George RA was an eminent nineteenth century architect.  Sir Ernest George was also highly respected for his original etchings and watercolours. He studied art and architecture at the Royal Academy Schools, London.  He won Royal Academy Schools Gold Medal for Architecture in 1859.  He practised first in partnership with Thomas Vaughan, 1861–1871, then with Harold Peto, 1871–1890 and finally with Alfred B. Yeates, 1893–1919. He was awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects Royal Gold Medal in 1890 and was President 1908–1910.
Ernest George etched and painted many fine architectural views in France, Holland, Belgium, Germany and Italy. Hiis subtle rendering of details and use of light and shade made him a most sought after artist.
He was a full member of the Royal Society of Etchers and Engravers (1881), the Royal British Artists (1889) and the prestigious Royal Academy (1917). He was also knighted for his contributions to art and architecture in 1912. Both the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, own collections of Sir Ernest George's etchings.
This original etching is typical of Ernest George's talent as an architectural etcher. In particular, his subtle rendering of details and use of light and shade made him a most sought after artist.

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