A.K. Rudd, Jacobean Country House with Lawn Bowls - 1896 watercolour painting

An original 1896 watercolour painting, A.K. Rudd Jacobean Country House with Lawn Bowls.

A charming English view with figures playing bowls on the lawn of a country house in summer.

Signed and dated lower right.
There is a small repaired hole to the centre of the paper, just above the doorway, and a repaired small cut towards the right-hand edge.
21.9cm x 28.4cm.

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 watercolours 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: JE-691

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