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The Castle at Sion

£ 1,800

REF
1773
Height
24.5 cm (9 3/4")
Width
34.5 cm (13 1/2")
Framed Height
38 cm (14 1/1")
Framed Width
48 cm (18 1/1")
THIS WORK IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE WOODSTOCK MUSEUM EXHIBITION.

Gere was born in Gloucester and studied at the Birmingham School of Art under E R Taylor. He joined the staff of the art school in 1893. In the 1890s he worked as an illustrator, contributing to The Quest and books illustrated by the Birmingham Group and designing the frontispiece for William Morris’s News from Nowhere (Kelmscott Press, 1892). In his early career he was involved in a number of the arts and crafts, designing embroidery, metalwork and stained glass and painting the reredos in the Chapel at Madresfield. Gradually, however, he became almost exclusively a landscape painter. In about 1904 he and his sister Margaret settled in Painswick, near Stroud, and many of his subjects were found in the surrounding Cotswolds, which was to become his favourite painting ground. He exhibited at the New Gallery, Society of Painters in Tempera, Royal Academy, New English Art Club, Royal Watercolour Society and Art Workers Guild. A memorial exhibition was held in Gloucester in 1963.

Sion is situated in the Rhone valley in Switzerland and is the capital of the Valais. Geres watercolour shows the 11th-13th century medieval fortified town surrounding the Basilique de Valere.
Height
24.5 cm (9 3/4")
Width
34.5 cm (13 1/2")
Framed Height
38 cm (14 1/1")
Framed Width
48 cm (18 1/1")
More Information
Year                 1945
Medium                 Watercolour
Country                 United Kingdom
Signed                 Signed and dated 1945; inscribed on the reverse: Castle of Sion
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