Copyright © August 2013 Hargrave Fine Art, Newton, Northants
Sir Ernest George
The Lychgate, West Wickham Church
A watercolour measuring 12" x 8½". Signed Ernest George. Inscribed verso ‘West Wickham Ch[urch] June 4 1864’.
About the Artist
Sir Ernest George RA, RE, PRIBA (1839-
Sir H. Von Herkomer RA considered George to be ‘one of the finest architectural water-
Professor Hilary J. Grainger has recently published a landmark new book on the architecture of Sir Ernest George, the first major study to be devoted to him.
The Lychgate, Church of St John the Baptist, West Wickham. A lychgate is a roof over the entrance to a churchyard, beneath which bearers paused when bringing a body for internment. The lychgate at the Church of St John the Baptist, West Wickham – near Bromley in Greater London – dates from the 15th century. This watercolour is dated verso 1864, a particularly early work for Ernest George, painted only 3 years after he opened his own practice.
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