Frederick George Reynolds
Frederick George Reynolds Senior (1828–1921) was an English watercolourist and regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy. His son, Frank Reynolds, was also an accomplished artist who spent his working life in Australia. It is rumoured that the family was descended from the great English portrait painter, Sir Joshua Reynolds.
This fine collection of watercolours showcases Reynolds’ sensitive treatment of the English landscape pre-urbanisation. The collection includes interesting views of London’s Highgate, Hampstead Heath, Southgate, Hornsea, Hackney and Richmond Park, at a time when these areas were predominantly rural. Reynolds renders the abundant vegetation with immense detail, in a subtle palette of a multitude of greens. Most of the paintings are inscribed with locations, and one is monogrammed.