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Walter Bonner Gash

Walter Bonner Gash (1869-1928) was a painter of portraits, figures and landscapes. He was born in Lincoln and studied at Lincoln School of Art and at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Antwerp. He became Assistant Art Master at Lincoln School of Art and for about seven years the Art Master at the Wellingborough Technical School. In 1907 he was appointed Art Master at Kettering Grammar School in Northamptonshire. He had a studio at the Victoria Hall on Gold Street, Kettering, and was one of the first members of Kettering and District Art Society. He was also well known in Nottingham, where he worked after leaving school and acted as a judge on the Hanging Committee of the Castle Art Gallery. He exhibited at the Royal Academy (8) from 1896 including Studying the New Woman and Selling Flowers; at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (2); and at Nottingham Museum and Art Gallery (39). The Alfred East Art Gallery in Kettering has ten pictures by him in its permanent collection.

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Landscape with Cottages
An oil on canvas laid on board, measuring 9½” x 13½”. Signed W. B. Gash.

The Subject
Landscape with cottages viewed from across a meadow, probably near Kettering, Northamptonshire.