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Frank B. Jowett

Frank B. Jowett (1879-1943) was born in Kettering, Northamptonshire, the son of J.C. Jowett, boot manufacturer of Regent Works. He became the Managing Director of the Carrington Shoe Company and a Chairman of the Rotary International Art Group. For several years he was Chairman of the Kettering and District Art Society. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Society of Watercolour Painters and the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours. He was also a talented etcher. The Alfred East Art Gallery in Kettering has nine works by him in its permanent collection. In 1915 he was recorded as living at 9 Tennyson Road, Kettering.

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Haymaking by the River Nene
A watercolour measuring 13¾” x 20¾”. Signed F.B. Jowett. Provenance: sometime with Savage Fine Art, Northampton.

The Old Watermill, Mevagissey, Cornwall
A watercolour measuring 14” x 18”. Signed F.B. Jowett. Inscribed verso: ‘The Old Watermill, Mevagissey’.

The Subject
Jowett spent much time painting on the south Cornish coast, particularly around Polperro and Mevagissey.

Learning to Fish
A watercolour measuring 14¼” x 20¾”. Signed F.B. Jowett RBA.

Ducks by a Stream
A watercolour measuring 9¾” x 7”. Signed F.B. Jowett RBA and dated 1912.

Cottages by a Stream
A pen, ink and watercolour measuring 12” x 16”. Signed F.B. Jowett.

House on the Props, Polperro, Cornwall
A pen, ink and watercolour measuring 10¼” x 14”. Signed F.B. Jowett. Inscribed in pencil verso: ‘House on the Props, Polperro, 1930. [For] Mr Joyce, 216 Rockingham Road [Kettering]’.

The Subject
Jowett spent much time painting on the south Cornish coast, particularly around Polperro and Mevagissey.