Signed & dated l.l. C Branwhite / 1851

Watercolour heightened with bodycolour

54 x 77 cm



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)


    We hope that the photography of all of our products gives an accurate impression of the condition and quality of the picture.

    To zoom in, click on the image to the left and then click again. To cycle between images, use the arrows either side of the page.


    We recommend contacting us, before purchasing a picture, for a clear and thorough condition report and additional images if required.