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Fred Lawson "Bolton Castle, 1910" watercolour


Code: 10729


H: 18" (45.7 cm)W: 25" (63.5 cm)

Fred Lawson was born in Yeadon, Leeds in 1888. He studied at Dewsbury Technical College and won a scholarship to Leeds School of Art. He then went to South Kensington College of Art where he gained silver and bronze medals for drawing. On a painting trip to Yorkshire in 1910 he chose to settle in Wensleydale, the inspiration for much of his work. He made regular artistic and literary contributions to the Dalesman magazine and exhibited both in his own area and also at Galleries including Liverpool, Royal Academy, R.I., and Glasgow.

The present painting "Bolton Castle, 1910" is a good large watercolour by Lawson dating from his best period. It is signed lower right and dated 1910. The picture measures 18"x 25" and is framed in a quality mount and frame giving an overall size of 25"x 32".