Wednesday, December 31, 2008

James Aumonier

[By Richmond Bridge] 1884
Watercolour heightened with bodycolour
1832 - 1911.
Painter of pastoral landscapes and animals, in oil and watercolour. Born in Camberwell, London and studied drawings at the Birbeck Institution, Marlborough House and the South Kensington Schools. At first worked as a designer of printed calicoes but about 1862 took up landscape painting under the influence of Lionel Smythe and Wyllie. Exhibited at the RA and elsewhere. Awarded medals at many international exhibitions.

[Study of dockleaves]
Pencil and Watercolour