A.K. Rudd, Citadel of Namur, Belgium - Original 1899 watercolour painting

An original 1899 watercolour painting, A.K. Rudd Citadel of Namur, Belgium.

A sophisticated watercolour study of a continental city scene, in crisp, vibrant colour. Laid down on paper.

Monogrammed and dated lower left. Inscribed separate fragment of paper.
Some very minor foxing and light age toning as shown. Otherwise, in very good condition.
15.5cm x 23cm.

This watercolour is from a collection of paintings 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 paintings 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: JJ-738

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