Frank Hewett fl. 1900 - 1925
Francis Henry Hewett was born on in Leamington Warwickshire c.1854, his parents were Richard and Sarah and he had two brothers, John and Reginald and two sisters Eleanor and Fanny. In 1861 he lived at 268 Icknield Street, West Birmingham. In 1871 he was employed as a draughtsman and by 1881 he was working as an engineer fitter and lived at 108 Alston Street, Birmingham.
Sometime around 1890 he married Annie Maria Hipkiss, who was four years his senior. By 1901 he had moved to Rock Cottage, West Buckland, near Bantham in South Devon and employed a servant girl called Olive Welsman.
He painted many local seascapes and landscapes as well a charcoal portraits of local people. He formed and trained a local rifle volunteer group at the time of the First World War. He was an imposing man who would regularly be seen sketching on street corners.
Hewett provided an invaluable record of rural life and topography in West Buckland, Bantham and Thurlestone. His watercolours display good draughtsmanship an unusual soft, tonal quality.
Frank Hewett with his wife outside his house in West Buckland.
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|Frank Hewett - Longstone Rock, Bantham Beach High Tide
Watercolour c.1910, 280 x 380mm, 11 x 15", £SOLD
|Some sold items for your reference:|
|West Buckland from Thurlestone - 341 x 508mm, SOLD|
|Bantham Beach and Sand Dunes looking towards Bigbury on Sea - 378 x 568mm, SOLD|
|Bantham Beach Sunset dated 1913- 285 x 380mm, SOLD|
|Burgh Island and Bigbury Bay - 390 x 570mm, SOLD|
|Burgh Island from West Buckland Valley - 237 x 339mm, SOLD|
|West Buckland Valley and Pond - 227 x 312mm, SOLD|
|Hexdown Quay - River Avon looking from Bantham -
272 x 384mm, SOLD
Bantham Quay (River Avon, South Devon). Watercolour, 230 x 332mm, 9 x 13". SOLD
Frank Hewett fl. 1900 - 1925
Lived in West Buckland, near Bantham in South Devon. He painted many local seascapes and landscapes as well a charcoal portraits of local people. He formed and trained a local rifle volunteer group at the time of the first world war. He was an imposing, bearded man who would regularly be seen sketching on street corners in his familiar cape.
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