Riverside Churches. Original Etchings by John Fullwood, F.A.A., R.B.A.
Complete set of 15 original etchings of Thames Valley churches, from an edition limited to 200; each signed in pencil and in plate, cream laid paper; offered with original printseller/publisher's supplementary pamphlet, pp., detachable Subscription Order Form as rear cover. Presented loose inside early card folder bearing publisher's ink mss. annotation: "...each church marked with its name - This set to be kept as a guide & not to be taken away from the office"; signed 'WRH[owell]'. Pamphlet dented, with rust spots.
A charming and scarce set of captioned studies of churches, very competently etched, following the course of the River Thames, these include Kew, Brentford, Isleworth, Richmond, Petersham, Twickenham, Teddington, Kingston, Thames Ditton, Hampton, West Molesey, Sunbury, Walton on Thames, Shepperton, and Chertsey in Surrey. John Fullwood was a successful landscape painter, etcher and illustrator. He was born in 1854 and studied at Paris and Birmingham. His paintings were displayed at the Royal Academy on 21 occasions and by the Royal Society of British Artists on 99 occasions. From about 1874 to 1900 he was based in Birmingham and lived in Broad Street. He displayed no less than 67 paintings at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists exhibitions. Around 1900 Fullwood moved to Sussex and worked there for about 10 years. He also had a house at Twickenham and considered the display of his paintings in major London galleries as the most important part of his career.
[Ref: 20919] £750.00