A.K. Rudd, Chrysanthemum Study - Original 1894 graphite drawing
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An original 1894 graphite drawing, A.K. Rudd Chrysanthemum Study.
A delicate botanical study in graphite.
Signed and dated lower right.
The edges of the paper are slightly irregularly. There are tiny marks at the upper right corner as shown.
12.8cm x 17.5cm.
This graphite drawing is from a collection of works by A. Kingston Rudd of Wolferton in Norfolk, dating from around the 1890s. Rudd was a member of late-Victorian art clubs the Beehive Sketching Club and Woodland Sketching Club. Such clubs were popular in the late-Victorian and Edwardian era as a place for like-minded people from affluent society to come together and pursue a pastime and receive critique from a teacher. Rudd’s pseudonym in the club appears to have been “Persimmon”, inscribed on several of the paintings.
These pictures reflect the artist’s commitment to and enthusiasm for the watercolour medium, including travelling to Belgium and Venice to paint continental scenes as well as view at home around Norfolk. Rudd’s painting style is delicate, with clean brushstrokes in fresh, crisp tones. The majority of the views in the collection are rural, such as the Norfolk Broads and Aberdeenshire hills, featuring waterways, woodland, mountains and moorland, often with dramatic skies or seasonal details. The collection also includes what appears to be a self-portrait of this Victorian gentleman artist.
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Product code: JD-829