Harold Sutton Palmer RI RBA

A Pool Near Dunsford, Surrey

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Harold Sutton Palmer RI RBA

A Pool Near Dunsford, Surrey

Regular price £1,195.00
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This fine late 19th-century watercolour by British artist Harold Sutton Palmer RI RBA (1854-1933) depicts a river view near Dunsford* in Surrey.

Shimmering between verdant banks, a pool of restful water reflects an array of leafy branches. Each captured with careful observation by an accomplished draughtsman. While on the left, the bountiful foliage twists towards the horizon in a cornucopia of misty tints and tones.

To paint this well requires obsession, a true admiration for the British countryside in all its subtle splendour. And to do so in watercolour, such an unforgiving medium, is quite astonishing.

Palmer’s gentle naturalism tugs at the heartstrings, it’s a poignant reminder that the natural world prevails over any materialistic indulgence. Through his work, he invites us to slow down, open our eyes and ‘see’.

Signed/dated lower left and framed.

*It's been suggested that the view could be in 'Dunsfold', Surrey as 'Dunsford' is in Devon. But as the reverse displays no inscription, we've retained the original title as displayed on the gilt slip.

Medium: Watercolour
Overall size: 29” x 22½” / 74cm x 57cm
Year of creation: c. 1880
Labels & Inscriptions: Gallery label on reverse.
Provenance: Private collection, England.
Condition: Artwork presents well. The gilded mount has a few marks as shown. This can be replaced free of charge if you prefer. Frame with some light wear.
Artist’s auction maximum: £7,000

Harold Sutton Palmer

Harold Sutton Palmer

Harry Sutton Palmer trained at the Royal College of Art and he exhibited extensively including at the Royal Academy. He’s represented at the V&A Museum, Eton College, Leek Art Gallery and Wardown Park Museum.

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We care profoundly about our role as custodians and every piece in the collection has been assessed by our conservator. When required, we undertake professional restoration carefully using reversible techniques and adopt a light touch to retain the aged charm of each work. We also restore frames rather than replace them as many are original and selected by the artists themselves.

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