Henry Wright Kerr

Henry Wright Kerr, RSA, RSW (Scottish) 1857-1936
Portraits of a Lady and Gentleman, a pair, watercolor, signed/dated 1917 l/r (Lady’s portrait), 34.25″ x 27″ oval, including frame

Portraits of a Lady and Gentleman, a pair, watercolor.
Watercolor portrait of a gentleman, framed.
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Watercolor portrait of a kadt, framed..
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Estimate: $2400, the pair. Offers invited.

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Very good condition – not examined out of frames. Potentially, an inscription verso could identify the sitters.

Henry Kerr was a painter of portraits and figure subjects in watercolour. Born in Edinburgh, educated at Dundee, and studied art at the R.S.A. Schools, Edinburgh. Worked largely in Scotland but also spent some time in Holland where he came under the influence of Israels, Maris and Mauve. Elected R.S.W. 1899, A.R.S.A. 1893 and R.S.A. 1909. Lived in Edinburgh. – from Dictionary of British Artists Working 1900-1950 by Grant M. Waters.

Kerr’s paintings are included in many public collections including the National Gallery of Scotland, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Dundee AG, Glasgow AG, Kirkcaldy AG, and the City of Edinburgh Collection. He is best known for his Scottish portraits of ordinary people, but also painted the important personages of the day.

Note: This pair is of exceptional size for this artist, whose smaller works frequently appear in the market, selling for up to $1800.00.

Also by this artist:

A tranquil Age – Watercolor, RSA Diploma Collection.
The Red Waistcoat – Watercolor
The Horticulturist – Watercolor
Lady in Bonnet, 1891 – Watercolor
Lost in Thought – Watercolor
On the Right Side – Watercolor
William McTaggart, R.S.A., R.S.W., 1908 – Watercolor (Credit: The Fine Art Society Ltd)


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