PAIR OF WATERCOLOURS BY FREDERICK WILLIAM NEWTON WHITEHEAD

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PAIR OF WATERCOLOURS BY FREDERICK WILLIAM NEWTON WHITEHEAD

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Pair of gilt framed watercolours by Frederic William Newton Whitehead

One depicting the building of Liberty London 1925. The figure in the foreground with the heavy overcoat is Arthur Lazenby Liberty outside the building of his new department store.

The other depicting a scene of the remodelling of Regent Street 1924.

Signed Frederick Whitehead 1853 - 1938

Framed - Height 55cm Width 47cm

Unframed - Height 34cm Width 27cm

Frederick Whitehead 1853 - 1938 spent his formative years in Leamington Spa surrounded by strong artistic influences and attended the Leamington School of Art before travelling to France in 1880. He studied at the Academie Julian Paris for 3 years, often travelling and painting in the countryside with his sister Elizabeth.

Returning to England he settled for a time in Dorset and began a lifelong friendship with Thomas Hardy. He married Beatrice Case and they spent their time between London and Dorset. He painted in both watercolours and oils, alongside working as a book illustrator.

He was a member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artistz, first exhibiting his work in 1870 and then later at the Royal Academy, London from 1881 - 1893. He continued to travel and enjoyed painting in the open air.

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