A.K. Rudd, The Lower Close, Norwich - Original 1905 pen & ink drawing
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An original 1905 pen & ink drawing, A.K. Rudd The Lower Close, Norwich.
An energetically executed pen and ink drawing of a lane called 'The Lower Close' in Norwich. On paper mounted on card. There is an additional graphite sketch of a manor gatehouse with ironwork fence verso, as shown.
Initialled and dated lower right. Inscribed lower left: "The lower Close, Norwich".
Foxing and age toning as shown.
19.1cm x 14.7cm.
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-869