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Evelyn Cheston NEAC (1875-1929) - 1919 Watercolour, Marshes at Windrush Valley

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An impressive watercolour study showing Windrush Valley in Gloucestershire by British artist Evelyn Cheston NEAC (1875-1929). Cheston's use of ink and gouache detail enhances the artist's expressive and organic approach to landscape painting. The rapid brushstrokes give a dynamic view of the natural world enhanced in Cheston varied and rich colour palette. Impressively presented in a watermarked mount and gilt effect wood frame. Inscribed and dated to the lower left corner of the mount. With an inscribed 'New English Art Club' label on the reverse. Signed. On watercolour paper.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration. There is scattered foxing visible to the mount and light scuffing to the frame, as shown.


22.1 x 34.7cm (8.7" x 13.7")
Framed Size: 50.9 x 62.7cm (20" x 24.7")

Artist Biography

Painter born at Ranmoor, Sheffield, as Evelyn Davy. She studied at the Slade School, 1895-98 where she shared a painting prize with Augustus John. She was dogged with chronic ill-health as a result of Bright's disease, leaving her only able to paint for short periods. Her husband, Charles Cheston, whom she married in 1904, was however a constant help and inspiration and they worked together plein-air until her untimely death at the age of fifty-four. One of the finest exponents of her day in the art of painting in watercolour she was elected a member of the NEAC in 1907. A memorial exhibition was held at the Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, 1931 and at the RWS. Examples of her work are in the collection of the Slade School and the Tate Gallery. She died at Axminster, Devon.


Windrush, Gloucestershire, UK

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Code kp322
Artist Evelyn Cheston NEAC (1875-1929)
Date 1919
Dimensions 22.1 x 34.7cm
Medium Watercolour
Style Postimpressionism
Subject Landscape
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