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MYLES BIRKET FOSTER | Springtime

MYLES BIRKET FOSTER | Springtime

£9,500.00Price

8" x 6" / 20.5 x 15 cms

Watercolour

 

Charming landscape painting depicting springtime. 

 

Myles Birket Foster was born on the 4th February 1825, in North Shields. His family moved to London in 1830 and he attended school in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. He initially joined his father's business; a successful beer-bottling company. However his father secured him an apprenticeship with a wood-engraver; Ebenezer Landwells, after discovering his talent for art.

  • Myles Birket Foster is one of the most highly regarded Victorian painters, illustrators and collectors and his watercolors can be found in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Tate in London.

    Birket Foster established himself as a charming interpreter of the English countryside and rural life through his illustrations and watercolours. His work was featured in Punch and the Illustrated London News and he was called upon to illustrate volumes of the poetry of Longfellow, Sir Walter Scott and John Milton.

    Birket Foster’s watercolours proved even more popular than his illustrations. Each new work was eagerly awaited. His watercolour technique, with its reliance on stippling rather than broad washes, reflects his experience in designing for wood-engraving; but it also suggests an awareness of the watercolour styles of such popular contemporaries as William Henry Hunt and John Frederick Lewis.

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