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Charles Edward Wilson (1853-c.1941)
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Charles Edward Wilson (1853-c.1941)

Home Sweet Home

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Charles Edward Wilson (1853-c.1941)
Home Sweet Home
signed 'C.E. WILSON.' (lower right)
pencil and watercolour, heightened with touches of bodycolour and with scratching out
11¼ x 15½ in. (28.6 x 39.4 cm.)
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with David James, London.
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Wilson's career as a painter of rural subjects was defined when he saw the work of Frederick Walker (1840-1875) at the Great Exhibition in Paris of 1879, where he had been sent by Philip Cunliffe-Owen, a director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, to draw the English exhibits. Having started his career drawing works by Old Master and British artists for L'Art, a French periodical, he exhibited his first watercolour of the bucolic scenes by which he is best remembered in 1889. He exhibited thereafter mainly at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, and at the Royal Academy. The sitters in the present watercolour and lots 140 and 141 appear in many other of his watercolours, and the subjects are entirely typical.
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