A.K. Rudd, Lakeside Village in Sepia - Original 1894 watercolour painting

An original 1894 watercolour painting, A.K. Rudd Lakeside Village in Sepia.

A serene watercolour painting in sepia of a village surrounding a lake, complete with sailing boats and a boathouse in the foreground. 

Initialled and dated lower right.
Some age toning as shown.
15.1cm x 22.7cm.

This collection of watercolours by A.K. Rudd dates 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 to paint continental scenes. 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 Norfolk and Aberdeenshire, featuring 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: JG-871

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