W. D. Brokman-Davis (Official WW2 artist)
Stunning watercolour of Tutbury Castle by W.D.Brokman Davis in the style reminiscent of Paul Nash or John Piper. Davis appears to have been an official war artist and surely would have been greatly influenced by these war artists and the Recording Britain project. A very powerful image with great presence and atmosphere. This painting has the exhibition labels for the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour exhibition. The tower of Tutbury Castle stands on its own amongst the ruins on the top of a hill in Staffordshire.
The painting has been remounted and framed in a contemporary beech style frame. Has the original exhibition labels verso. This is a fine example from this important period in British art, and will make a fine addition to any collection of Modern British Art.
William D. Brokman Davies (1892-?) was a painter and highly renowned etcher. His prints are held in the British Museum Collection and also by the British Council. He exhibited at the Royal Academy (3), RCA(2), Royal Scottish Academy(2) and the Royal Society of British Artists. Lived in Leek, Staffordshire.
|Image size||13.5 x 9 inches||Provenance||signed lower right and dated, titled lower left, gallery labels|
|Overall size||33 x 25 inches|