Sheena Davis - Contemporary Watercolour, Summer Pond
DescriptionChinese ink and watercolour with gouache details on hemp paper. There is an artist's label on the reverse inscribed with the artist's name and title. Bearing two stamps to the lower left-hand corner. Well-presented in a white card mount and in a distressed gilt effect frame.
Painting in fine condition. Minor marks to the mount. Small scuffs to the frame.
26.5 x 31.8cm (10.4" x 12.5")Framed Size: 44.2 x 48.2cm (17.4" x 19")
Russel Sidney Reeve (1895-1970) was born at Hethersett, Norwich, Norfolk on 3 June 1895. He was the eldest child of Thomas Sidney Reeve, a coachsmith, and his wife Alice Louisa née Davies, who married at Norwich in 1894. Encouraged to paint from an early age he studied at Norwich School of Art, later training to become an architect in the Norwich City Engineer's Department from 1908-1914. During the First World War whilst a Lieutenant with the Royal Engineers in France, Reeve's drawings came to the attention of William Rothenstein (1872-1945), who was later Principal of the Royal College of Art, and Eric Kennington (1888-1960). Upon his return to England, these two artists put Russell forward for a place at the Slade School of Fine Arts 1919-1922 under Philip Wilson Steer and Henry Tonks (1862-1937) and at the Royal College of Art. Reeve developed into a confident draughtsman and was awarded the first prize for figure drawing, the Orpen Bursary and the Robert Ross Scholarship. A watercolour and oil painter, and an etcher he exhibited at the Royal Academy, New English Art Club, Goupil Gallery, Royal Society of British Artists, London Group and in the provinces.
Loch Katrine, Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
|Dimensions||26.5 x 31.8cm|
|Subject||Floral & Botanical|
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