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William Snell Morrish - Possibly the River Teign Dartmoor

William Snell Morrish - Possibly the River Teign Dartmoor

Artist: William Snell Morrish. Title: Dartmoor pos. River Teign

Medium: Watercolour Gouache Oil on Board. Size: Approx. 6.75 x 18.5", 342 x 203mm

Price: SOLD - Order No. 204

Biography:William Snell Morrish (1844 - 1917)
Landscape watercolour artist from Chagford in Devon. The son of Sidney S. Morrish, he studied under his father and also at the Exeter School of Art and at Heatherley's. His son Bertram was also a prolific watercolour artist. The title of some his pictures exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists include: 1866 - On The Moor Near Chagford, Devon 15.15s. 1869 - Sharpitor Rocks near Chagford, 30. Autumn 12.12s. 1878 - Sandpits 6.6s. 1879 - Nr The Blauen see, Kandiesty, Swtz 15.15s. 1880 The Wildstrubel, Adelboden 6.6s. In The Gastern Thal 12.12s. 1880/1 - In The Lauterbrunnen Valley 12.12s. Exhibited: 4 @ RA, 8 @ RBA, 2 @ RI, 12 @ SS, 9 @ D.

From George Pycroft's Art in Devonshire 1880 -
'water-colour landscape, born at Chagford in March 1844; paints river and moorland subjects. He received some education at the Exeter School of Art, and at Heatherleigh's School in London, but his chief source of instruction was the work and conversation of the artists who in summer visited his picturesque neighbourhood. He paints with a bold, firm touch in the open air; his work is characterized by perfect fidelity and truthfulness and he is a admirable delineator of Dartmoor scenery.'

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