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    Sale 7635

    British Art on Paper

    10 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 62

    Edmund George Warren (1834-1909)


    Price Realised  


    Edmund George Warren (1834-1909)
    signed 'Edmund G Warren' (lower right)
    pencil and watercolour with gum arabic heightened with bodycolour
    19½ x 29¾ in. (49.5 x 75.5 cm.)

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    A member of the New Watercolour Society, Warren was one of the first landscape painters to embrace the Pre-Raphaelite principles of colour, a keen observation from nature and painstaking detail in his landscape watercolours. Warren's shady groves and sunlit cornfields were among the New Society's highest priced exhibits. The Athenaeum said of Warren's offerings to the New Watercolour Society Exhibition of 1860 'But the old order changeth, yielding place to the new - and the ever whirling wheel of mutability shook the steadfast foundations of this association two years ago, but suddenly casting among them a painter, a young man by the name of Warren - ... a painter who painted what he saw'.

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