George Harrison (1876-1950) was a painter and poet born in Kettering, Northamptonshire. He studied in Antwerp with his mentor Walter Bonner Gash and began his artistic career sketching scenes of news events for local newspapers including the Kettering Leader. He supplied drawings, poems and articles to the Leader up to the 1940s. He developed as a painter of Northamptonshire scenes and was a founding member of the Kettering and District Art Society, serving as its Secretary from 1907 to 1932. He published several books of poems and sketches of the Northamptonshire countryside. In 1938 he was co-opted onto Kettering Education Committee and worked to encourage an appreciation of art in local schools, often donating his own paintings.
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Entrance to Rushton Hall, Northamptonshire
A pen and ink drawing measuring 8¼” x 10½”. Signed G. Harrison and inscribed ‘Entrance to Rushton Hall’.
A view of the early-19th century lodges and gateway at the entrance to Rushton Hall (now a hotel).