The Teme from Ludford (1871) by George Price Boyce (1826-1897). Graphite, watercolour, 191 x 256 mm (7 1/2 x 10 1/16 inches). Signed v lower left: "P Boyce. 1871" Inscribed v upper centre on label: "The Teme from Lud ford. / by / George Price Boyce R. W. S. / Painted in 1871 / Exhibited at Society's Exhbitions / 1872-73 No 386 / The view is taken from Ludlow Bridge / looking up the river." Provenance: bought as Lot 1820 at Lawrences of Crewkerne, 27th April 2009. Click on image to enlarge it.
Commentary by Paul Crowther
The inscription states further that the picture was exhibited at the Royal Watercolour Society's exhibition, 1872-73, No. 386. Boyce's inscription notes also that "The view is taken from Ludlow Bridge looking up the river." This work has faded, but the emphasis on closely observed detail acquired from Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelites is evident.
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Crowther, Paul. Awakening Beauty: The Crowther-Oblak Collection of Victorian Art. Exhibition catalogue. Ljubljana: National Gallery of Slovenia; Galway: Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, 2014. No. 3.
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