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- Henry George Gawthorn Fishermen Newlyn Cornwall Great Western Railway watercolor
Henry George Gawthorn Fishermen Newlyn Cornwall Great Western Railway watercolor
Henry George Gawthorn (1879-1941) Rare watercolor study of two fishermen examining a large fishing net in the harbour. Inscribed 'rough sketch for poster' & signed H G Gawthorn in pencil. With a pencil sketch of one of the fishermen on the reverse Reputedly Newlyn. probably artwork for GWR, Great Western Railway for a poster advertising travel to Cornwall. In an oak frame. The reverse sketch also mounted and glazed.
Gawthorn, Henry George Born in Northampton in 1879 and died 1941. Studied at the Heatherley School and Regent Street Polytechnic. He began his career in an architect's office before turning to painting. His work encompassed both Fine and commercial art; he exhibited at the Royal Academy and with the Society of Graphic Art and was one of the leading travel artists working on poster commissions for railway companies.
Sheet width 25cm Sheet height 34.5cm Frame length 51cm Frame height 40.2cm Frame depth 3cm.
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