Edwin A. PENLEY (1826–1893) Watercolour Painting of Highland Landscape 1877
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Not only the nephew of Aaron Edwin Penley (1815-1870, but a brilliant artist in his own right and a Draughtsman noted for the improvements in the construction of Drawing Boards. This wonderful Watercolour from 1877 depicts extensive mountainous landscapes with figures, lakes, etc both signed bottom right Edwin A Penley 1877. Measures 31.5cm x 11.5cm, in a frame that measures 41 x 21cm.There are two white paint dots which, to be honest I’m not sure if they are meant to be there, or if they are boats!-but are on the painting under the glass. Foxing to inner surround commensurate with age. The backing board needs re fixing down. PENLEY, Edwin Aaron. 1828 – 1893. Born Southsea, Hampshire, died Richmond, Surrey. Son of William Henry Saulez/Sawley Penley(1793 -1866), Drawing Master at Reading. Grandson of William Penley (d 1838). Nephew of Aaron Penley(1807 – 1870). Landscape painter and Drawing Master. In 1851 lived and worked in Reading. In Tasmania in 1858. In 1861 living and working at 3 Wellington Street, Cheltenham, Glos. By 1891 living and working in Kingston, Surrey. In 1861 mentioned as being honoured for the invention of Improvements in the construction of Drawing Boards. Exhibited RBA, RHA. Other examples of his work at Cheltenham Art Gallery.
Edwin A. PENLEY (British, 1826–1893) Watercolour of a Highland Landscape 1877