SALMON FISHING ON THE RIVER WYE

Signed & dated l.l. C Branwhite / 1851

Watercolour heightened with bodycolour

54 x 77 cm

 

Provenance:

Anyonymous Sale, Phillips, Solihull, 18.04.2001, Lot 73

Christopher & Rosemary Warren, Bristol

 

 

Charles Branwhite was the son of Nathan Cooper Branwhite, a miniaturist and watercolour portraitist, and was in turn the father of Charles Brooke Branwhite, a landscape artist who worked mainly in oils. Charles studied under his father and latterly under William James Muller, who was to be his primary artistic influence.

 

At first he pursued a career as a sculptor and medallist (winning medals and acclaim for the latter); but he turned to landscape painting in the 1830's as a result of his teacher Muller's influence.  He was Bristol-based for all of his life, was a close friend of Samuel Phillips Jackson (whose father was also an artist and a pillar of the ‘Bristol School’) and was familiar with Francis Danby and his works. Like his local peers Branwhite was a prolific sketcher who made trips all over England, sometimes in the company of his teacher Muller. His works are characterised by their strong use of white bodycolour. 

CHARLES BRANWHITE Sr., A.O.W.S. (1817-1880)

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