Percy Hague Jowett

Percy Hague Jowett RWS, NEAC, NS, ARCA (English)
1882 – 1955
French Street Scene, watercolor, signed l/l,
16.25″ x 12.25″ sight. 25.0″ x 20.5″ frame

Watercolor of a French street scene.
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Watercolor of a French street scene, framed.
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Estimate: $750. NFS.

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Excellent condition. Dating from the early 20th Century, this is an excellent example of the artist’s work. Purchased in Scotland c. 1974, it was re-framed c. 1984 retaining the original line/wash matt and adding a quality, custom molding.

Percy Hague Jowett was a painter especially of landscapes in watercolour, and a teacher. Born in Halifax, Yorkshire, he studied at Leeds and Royal Colleges of Art, latterly under Gerald Moira, winning the Prix de Rome, which took him to Italy. He taught first at Beckenham School of Art and after World War I service in the Army returned there. He was also principal at Chelsea, the Central School of Arts and Crafts, 1930-5, then the Royal College of Art, 1935-48, where he was influential, making shrewd appointments such as Henry Moore and Gilbert Spencer. Elected a member of the N.E.A.C. 1929, A.R.W.S. 1936, and R.W.S. 1938. He exhibited at RA, RWS, NEAC, Redfern Gallery, Fine Art Society and had a series of solo shows at St George’s Gallery in the 1920s. His work is in many British and overseas galleries. Jowett’s watercolour Boats, illustrated in Percy V Bradshaw’s book Watercolour, is typical of the artist’s loose and fresh style.

Percy Jowett lived in London and was featured in a 1930s multi-page article in Studio magazine featuring several color plates of his paintings. Michael Parkin Gallery had a retrospective exhibition of his work in 1995 and his paintings can be seen in numerous British public galleries.

Also by this artist:

Church and Tower in the Tuscan Countryside – Oil on canvas
Canal, 1936 – Oil on canvas
Wild Flowers – Watercolor & Pencil, British Council Collection
The Seine At Vetheuil c. 1924 – Watercolor with pencil
Backwater on the Seine, France – Oil on canvas, Museum of Gloucester
Bedroom Window – Watercolor, Royal Watercolour Society
Winter Scene – Watercolor
Dorset Landscape, c. 1930 (Exhibited 1936) – Watercolor, Victoria & Albert Museum
Snow in London – Watercolor (1955 – one of the last works of P. H. Jowett)


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