Bernard Walter Evans

Bernard Walter Evans "London from Highgate,... " watercolour

Code: 11027


H: 27" (68.6 cm)W: 41" (104.1 cm)


Bernard Walter Evans, RBA RI (1843-1922) was a landscape painter in oil and watercolour, and most frequently depicted scenes of the Midlands,  North Wales, Yorkshire and France. He explored Continental landscapes throughout his career, accomplishing a synthesis of atmosphere and distance in his works. Bernard Evans was born in Wolverhampton on 26 December 1843, the eldest of ten children of Walter Swift Evans, a master church furniture maker and engraver, and his wife, Sophia (née Spilsbury). Evans was a cousin of the author, Mary Ann Evans, who published as George Eliot.
In 1851 Evans and his family were living at 2, Burbury Street, Aston, Warwickshire. By 1861 they had moved to 34, Bath Street, Birmingham. He later lived in Harrogate, Yorkshire when most of his Yorkshire watercolours were painted.

The present picture "London from Highgate, St. Paul's Beyond", is a wonderful large watercolour. Measuring 27"x 41", it is framed giving an overall size of 36"x 50" and is signed lower right.