FRED WALKER A.R.A. (1840-1875)

Venice

Country of Origin England
Dated c. 1870
Medium watercolour on paper
Signed/Dated Signed & dated 1870 lower right
Dimensions 12.00inch wide (30.48 cm wide)
7.00inch high (17.78 cm high)
Framed Dimensions 19.00inch wide (48.26 cm wide)
14.00inch high (35.56 cm high)
Price gbp 3750.00 (Pound Sterling)

FRED WALKER A.R.A. (1840-1875) Biography

Frederick Walker studied as a youth at the British Museum in London, then trained as an architect as a pupil in the Royal Academy Schools. In 1863, he started exhibiting in London and, the following year, he was admitted to associate membership of the Society of Painters in Watercolours; he was admitted to full membership of that Society in 1866. The following year, Walker's watercolours earned him a silver medal at the Exposition Universelle in Paris. The Royal Academy accorded him associate membership in 1871. He was in poor health and elected to spend a winter in Algiers. He died in 1875, shortly after his return to England.
 
Walker is an influential figure in the history of British painting. He was also a woodcut engraver and a contributor to periodicals such as Once a Week and, on the recommendation of William Thackeray, the Cornhill Magazine.
 
Museum and Gallery Holdings
 
Birmingham: Old Gate
Birmingham (Barber Institute of Fine Arts): Self-portrait (red chalk)
Birmingham (Mus. and AG): Gondola (watercolour)
Liverpool (Lady Lever AG): The Bathers (1865-1868, oil on canvas)
Liverpool (Walker AG): Old Letters
London (National Portrait Gal.): Self-portrait (c. 1865, watercolour)
London (Tate Collection): The Vagrants (1868, oil on canvas); The Harbour of Refuge (1872, oil on canvas)
London (Victoria and Albert Mus.): a watercolour
Manchester (Whitworth AG): Well-Sinkers (1868, watercolour on paper); Reading in the Park (1870, watercolour on card)
Melbourne: Right of Way
 

Description

A very rare work by Fred Walker A.R.A. depicting La riva deli Schiavone. This work was executed in 1870 when Walker was visiting Venice with Sir William Orchardson R.A.


Provenance

Ex: Collection Canon Smythe



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