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Antique Watercolour Painting by Charles E. Hannaford RBA c.1910
Houses of Parliament from the River Thames
Original Frame


Antique watercolor painting - Houses of Parliament from the River Thames - Charles Hannaford circa 1910

Charles E. Hannaford RBA c.1910
Watercolour, 215 x 545mm, 8.5 x 21.5"
Original Frame
Houses of Parliament from the River Thames

Born in Liverpool in 1865, a landscape and marine painter who studied in London and Paris.
In 1882 he was articled to Henry Alty, Borough Engineer of Plymouth and his work brought him to
the attention of the Plymouth artist William Cook. In 1888 he was elected to Institute of Civil Engineers,
after which he turned to architecture, practising in South Wales. He made frequent sketching tours
of Devon and Cornwall and in 1897 gave up his carreer and settled in Plymouth.
In 1899 he studied with Stanhope Forbes. He held one-man exhibitons at the Walker Gallery
in 1910 and 1912 and was much patronised by the Royal Family. A miniature painting by him
is in the Queen's Doll's House. He also lived in London and Norfolk and he signed usually with just his surname.
Exhibited: 1 @Royal Academy, 83 @ Royal Society of British Artists, 1 @ Royal College of Art
120 @ walker Gallery Liverpool, 1 @ Manchester City Art Gallery.
Examples of his wok are held by Exeter Museum.
With thank to The Dictionary of British Watercolour Artists by H. L. Mallalieu

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