Thursday, January 27, 2011

Edmund George Warren - Harvest

Price Realized £18,750

signed 'Edmund G Warren' (lower right)
pencil and watercolour with gum arabic heightened with bodycolour
19½ x 29¾ in. (49.5 x 75.5 cm.)

A member of the New Watercolour Society, Warren was one of the first landscape painters to embrace the Pre-Raphaelite principles of colour, a keen observation from nature and painstaking detail in his landscape watercolours. Warren's shady groves and sunlit cornfields were among the New Society's highest priced exhibits. The Athenaeum said of Warren's offerings to the New Watercolour Society Exhibition of 1860 'But the old order changeth, yielding place to the new - and the ever whirling wheel of mutability shook the steadfast foundations of this association two years ago, but suddenly casting among them a painter, a young man by the name of Warren - ... a painter who painted what he saw'.

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