Albert Moulton FOWERAKER (Exeter 1873 - Swanage 1942)

Moonlight: The Lonely Wood, near Penzance Sold

Watercolour on paper, laid down on board.
Signed A.M. Foweraker at the lower right.
Titled Moonlight: the lonely wood / (Near Penzance) on the backing board.
375 x 538 mm. (14 3/4 x 21 1/8 in.)

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Foweraker’s landscape paintings and watercolours are characterized by an interest in light effects, particularly moonlight, and many of his works are dominated by an intense blue tonality. As one modern scholar has noted, ‘Collectors would, without hesitation, describe Albert Moulton Foweraker...as primarily a watercolourist, and his twilight depictions of Spanish and English towns and villages are highly regarded...For watercolour subjects, Foweraker unsurprisingly painted a number of semi-rural scenes in the locality of his home in Carbis Bay, and in nearby Lelant, but he was also fond of exploring the coastline, capturing reflections in pools in the sand underneath craggy cliffs. However, he developed a special talent for twilight scenes...These mood pieces must have tapped into the same market as the moonrises of his oil painting colleagues and clearly proved popular, as Foweraker concentrated on such twilight scenes to a significant degree.’

Provenance:
Worth’s Art Gallery, Exeter (according to a label on the backing board).

Albert Moulton FOWERAKER

Moonlight: The Lonely Wood, near Penzance

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