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Frederick Walters Watts
19th century English Victorian landscape of Dedham Lock with horses and donkeys

circa 1840

$27,500

About

19th century English Victorian landscape of Dedham Lock with horses and donkeys Frederick William Watts' early years have always been something of a mystery. It is thought that he was born in Bath, 7th October 1800, and baptized the following year in St. Albans as William Watts. It is most probable he enrolled in the RA Schools in 1817 as William Watts subsequently changing his name to Frederick William Watts to avoid confusion with the landscape painter, William Watts (1752-1851). He was awarded Silver Medals at the RA School 1819-1821 and exhibited at the London Royal Academy from 1821 until 1862. Watts also exhibited at the British Institution, Suffolk Street Galleries, and at the New Watercolour Society. Watts lived in Hampstead from 1821, where John Constable (1776-1837) also lived, and, some twenty-five years older, was to have a marked influence on Watts’s style. Although it is not known that they ever met, Watts would undoubtedly have been familiar with his work and Hampstead was a relatively small town. Watts painted landscapes throughout England and Wales, visiting north and south Wales, Derbyshire, Devon, Isle of Wight, Sussex, and, of course, Suffolk and Essex. He painted many views around what is now north London and Middlesex and views on the Thames. Watts was highly successful in his portrayal of the English landscape and widely collected in his lifetime and throughout the twentieth century in Britain, Europe, and North America. His work can be found in London, Victoria and Albert Museum and The Tate. This piece harks in style and composition to the famous painting by John Constable, making this piece even more desirable. The painting was cleaned about 10 years ago. It is framed in the most amazing English hand-carved wooden frame which is of the same period as the painting and may well be the original to the piece. The frame is worn in places as expected with a piece of this age. This type and quality of painting would have been painted for the wealthy British patrons for either their country houses or their grand townhouses in areas in London like Mayfair, Belgravia and Chelsea, and Kennsington. This is a perfect painting for almost any room in a home, like a bedroom, study, den, family room hallway, The complementary colors for this piece are Beige, Brown, Green, Blue, Tope, off white, black, red

Details

  • Artist
    Frederick Walters Watts (1800 - 1870, English)
  • Creation Year
    circa 1840
  • Dimensions
    Height: 50 in. (127 cm)Width: 67 in. (170.18 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    The painting was cleaned about 10 years ago. It is framed in the most amazing English hand-carved wooden frame.
  • Gallery Location
    Southport, CT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU50736749262

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    Ships From: Reigate, United Kingdom
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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