H.S. Merritt, Old Farmhouse - Original early 20th-century watercolour painting

An original early 20th-century watercolour painting, H.S. Merritt Old Farmhouse.

An attractive watercolour demonstrating this artist’s talent for evoking the peace and calm of the British countryside. The landscape is rendered in loose brushstrokes and a natural, muted colour palette of greens, blues and browns.

Signed lower centre. Also signed verso.
In fine condition for its age.
28.7cm x 36.8cm.

Henry Samuel Merritt (1884-1963) was a painter in oil and watercolour of landscapes and Cornish harbour scenes. He lived in Essex in his early years and was a member of the Essex Art Club. He exhibited at the Royal Academy before and after World War II. He was commissioned as a war artist to make sketches of ruins of London after bombing raids, several of which were subsequently acquired the Inner Temple and Imperial War Museum.


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