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James Thomas Watts (1853-1930)


Birch trees, Autumn,

signed and dated (18)80


13¾ x 10¼ inches



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This beautifully observed autumnal study shows the influence of the Pre-Raphaelites on the artist; the scene imbued with a stillness and air of reflective melancholia.

James Thomas Watts was born in Birmingham and ​attended King Edward's School before studying at the Birmingham School of Art. In his early career he was influenced by John Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelites.

He exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Institue of Painters in Watercolours. His work can be found in the Walker Gallery, Liverpool and elsewhere

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