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James Backhouse artist paintings for sale watercolour botanical studies Quaker Darlington Alfred Waterhouse

James Edward Backhouse (1845-1897)

 

"Iris Berries"

Signed with initials and dated 1885

Further inscribed with name, title and address on original exhibiton label to the reverse

Watercolour

12 ½ x 9 ¾ inches

 

Price: Sold

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A meticulously observed and skillfully drafted study with a well balanced composition and attractive, delicate colouring.

 

James Edward Backhouse was born into a  distinguished Quaker family from Darlington, County Durham. His family home was Hurworth Grange (as inscribed to the reverse) which was a wedding present from his uncle and was designed by Alfred Waterhouse (the architect of the Natural History Museum).