Edward Bawden used to take one or two painting holidays each year, during which he was free to paint for its own sake, and not for a client on commissions for book illustrations, printmaking, advertisements, catalogues etc, which his work as an outstanding designer involved.
The Belvedere, Genzano by Edward Bawden, 1952
© Estate of Edward Bawden
- 48 x 58 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £3,250 ( Total: £6,500)
- Acquired in:
- Fine Art Society
This watercolour was done on a holiday in Sicily. His technique was in traditional vein, making a careful pencil drawing rather like a blueprint or map, to which he applied washes of colour, one on top of the other, almost like a lithograph. His works were well drawn, selecting essentials from a subject, imaginative and warm in colour.
Royal Academy summer exhibition 1953. The Fine Arts Society, 1997
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