The Belvedere, Genzano by Edward Bawden

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.


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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Fry Art Gallery 19a Castle Street,, SAFFRON WALDEN Essex CB10 1BD 01799 513 779

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