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Salford

Sir Charles Holmes (1868-1936)


Price
£3,500

Signed
Signed, inscribed with title and dated 1930

Medium
Watercolour

Dimensions
9 ¾ x 14 ¼ inches

Exhibited
'A Century of British Art: 1900-1945', Chris Beetles Gallery, 21 June-17 July 2021, No 159

Though Sir Charles Holmes rose to become Slade Professor of Fine Art at Oxford and Director of both the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery, he remained close to his Lancashire roots by frequently choosing the industrial north as the subject matter of his own distinctive art. The present late watercolour shows mill and other factory chimneys on the Salford skyline as a dynamic and atmospheric background to a – seemingly more rural – bend in the River Irwell.