Friday, February 22, 2008

Charles Edward Wilson - three pictures

[Little Waif]
signed 'C.E. Wilson'
pencil and watercolour
10 x 7"

[Feeding the Ducks]
signed and dated 1902
pencil and watercolour
21 x 13 1/4"

[The Broken Toy]
pencil and watercolour
10.5 x 7 3/4"

fl. 1891
1853 - 1941
Born in Whitwell, near Sheffield and studied at the Sheffield School of Art and later at Godalming in Surrey. His early works are landscapes produced in S. Yorkshire and the Derbyshire area. He was influenced by Carlton Alfred Smith. Wilson kept clothes for his models to wear and painted by stippling on the colour with very fine brushes. He did not become a full time artist until he was 40 and only married at the age of 72. Very collectable.

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