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Albert Goodwin RWS - Sketches on the Spot

Dates: 01 - 31 January 2016

“… for pure artistic delight, an untouched sketch of Albert Goodwin’s on the spot is better than any finished drawing …”

John Ruskin, Brantwood, 4th May, 1886

A collection of sketches by Albert Goodwin RWS.

All works are offered for sale in conservation mounts only and may be viewed by appointment in London or Oxfordshire.

An additional £15 should be added for UK postage and packing. Please enquire for overseas postage quotes.

Albert Goodwin was born in Maidstone. On leaving school he apprenticed to a local draper, but six months later he gave up his apprenticeship to paint. Already under the influence of the Pre-Raphaelites, in the late 1850s he received tuition from Arthur Hughes who also lived in Maidstone and he exhibited his first work at the Royal Academy in 1860 when aged only 15. At this time he became a pupil of Ford Madox Brown and came under the influence of the inner circle of the Pre-Raphaelites and in particular their eminent supporter and critic, John Ruskin.

Goodwin seems to have met Ruskin in about 1870 and they made several sketching tours in Britain over the next years. In 1872 Ruskin asked Goodwin to accompany him on a three-month tour of Italy and the trip proved to be a turning point in his artistic career. Through Ruskin’s encouragement the influence of Turner became dominant in Goodwin’s work. He put into practice the programme that Ruskin, inspired by Turner, enunciated in Modern Painters and through careful and studied drawings and the painstaking study of nature he created poetic and atmospheric landscapes.

His spontaneous and fluid sketches not only exhibit his masterful draughtsmanship but also reveal a fascination in striking landscape and architectural features and love for charming domestic subjects. It was his habit to use sketchbooks with different coloured pages to give varied effects to his drawings and sketches in pencil, chalk or pen and ink. On returning to his studio these plein air sketches would later be used as source books for his finished watercolours and occasional oil paintings. He was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Watercolour Society from 1871 until his death and held a number of one-man shows in London at the Fine Art Society and elsewhere.

These drawings come from the collection of Lyndon Goodwin Harris (1928-2005) whose father had been a friend of Albert Goodwin and major collector of his work.

A Boy
Chalk on grey paper, unframed, in conservation mount only
16.00 x 10.50cm (6.30 x 4.13 inches)
“… for pure artistic delight, an untouched sketch of Albert Goodwin’s on the spot is better than any finished drawing …” ...
Stock Code: AG1
SOLD
Arches and Rocks
Pencil and chalks on buff paper, unframed, in conservation mount only
22.00 x 28.00cm (8.66 x 11.02 inches)
“… for pure artistic delight, an untouched sketch of Albert Goodwin’s on the spot is better than any finished drawing …” ...
Stock Code: AG20
£200.00
Beneath a Walled City
Pen and ink and chalks on grey paper, unframed, in conservation mount only
22.00 x 28.00cm (8.66 x 11.02 inches)
“… for pure artistic delight, an untouched sketch of Albert Goodwin’s on the spot is better than any finished drawing …” ...
Stock Code: AG21
£250.00
Children Playing
Chalk and pencil on grey paper, unframed, in conservation mount only
17.00 x 24.50cm (6.69 x 9.65 inches)
“… for pure artistic delight, an untouched sketch of Albert Goodwin’s on the spot is better than any finished drawing …” ...
Stock Code: AG4
SOLD
City Walls
Chalks on grey paper, unframed, in conservation mount only
17.00 x 24.50cm (6.69 x 9.65 inches)
“… for pure artistic delight, an untouched sketch of Albert Goodwin’s on the spot is better than any finished drawing …” ...
Stock Code: AG14
£250.00
Hastings
Chalk on tinted paper, unframed, in conservation mount only
17.00 x 24.50cm (6.69 x 9.65 inches)
“… for pure artistic delight, an untouched sketch of Albert Goodwin’s on the spot is better than any finished drawing …” ...
Stock Code: AG11
SOLD
Holy Island Cathedral
Chalks and pencil on pale brown paper, unframed in conservation mount only
17.00 x 23.50cm (6.69 x 9.25 inches)
“… for pure artistic delight, an untouched sketch of Albert Goodwin’s on the spot is better than any finished drawing …” ...
Stock Code: AG7
SOLD
Landscape Study
Watercolour and pencil, unframed, in conservation mount only
21.50 x 27.00cm (8.46 x 10.63 inches)
“… for pure artistic delight, an untouched sketch of Albert Goodwin’s on the spot is better than any finished drawing …” ...
Stock Code: AG17
£300.00
Mont St Michel
Chalks on grey paper, unframed, in conservation mount only
17.00 x 24.50cm (6.69 x 9.65 inches)
“… for pure artistic delight, an untouched sketch of Albert Goodwin’s on the spot is better than any finished drawing …” ...
Stock Code: AG12
SOLD
Priory and Ruins, Christchurch, Dorset
Chalks on pale brown paper, unframed, in conservation mount only
17.00 x 24.50cm (6.69 x 9.65 inches)
“… for pure artistic delight, an untouched sketch of Albert Goodwin’s on the spot is better than any finished drawing …” ...
Stock Code: AG13
£250.00
Rooftops
Pencil and heightening with white chalk on pale brown paper, unframed, in conservation mount only
25.00 x 17.00cm (9.84 x 6.69 inches)
“… for pure artistic delight, an untouched sketch of Albert Goodwin’s on the spot is better than any finished drawing …” ...
Stock Code: AG10
£180.00
Sea & Sky
Pencil and chalks on grey paper, unframed, in conservation mount only
22.00 x 27.50cm (8.66 x 10.83 inches)
“… for pure artistic delight, an untouched sketch of Albert Goodwin’s on the spot is better than any finished drawing …” ...
Stock Code: AG19
SOLD
Sky Study
Chalks on green paper, unframed, in conservation mount only
19.00 x 27.00cm (7.48 x 10.63 inches)
“… for pure artistic delight, an untouched sketch of Albert Goodwin’s on the spot is better than any finished drawing …” ...
Stock Code: AG16
£250.00
Steps to a Church
Pencil on pale brown paper, unframed, in conservation mount only
17.00 x 24.50cm (6.69 x 9.65 inches)
“… for pure artistic delight, an untouched sketch of Albert Goodwin’s on the spot is better than any finished drawing …” ...
Stock Code: AG15
£150.00
Stonehenge
Chalks and pencil on grey paper, unframed, in conservation mount only
17.00 x 24.50cm (6.69 x 9.65 inches)
“… for pure artistic delight, an untouched sketch of Albert Goodwin’s on the spot is better than any finished drawing …” ...
Stock Code: AG5
SOLD
Studies of Children
Pencil and watercolour on grey paper, unframed, in conservation mount only
16.50 x 24.00cm (6.50 x 9.45 inches)
“… for pure artistic delight, an untouched sketch of Albert Goodwin’s on the spot is better than any finished drawing …” ...
Stock Code: AG2
SOLD
Studies of Horses and a Boy
Pencil, chalk and watercolour on grey paper, unframed, in conservation mount only
17.00 x 24.50cm (6.69 x 9.65 inches)
“… for pure artistic delight, an untouched sketch of Albert Goodwin’s on the spot is better than any finished drawing …” ...
Stock Code: AG3
SOLD
Study of a Church
Chalks and pencil on pale grey paper, unframed, in conservation mount only
14.00 x 24.50cm (5.51 x 9.65 inches)
“… for pure artistic delight, an untouched sketch of Albert Goodwin’s on the spot is better than any finished drawing …” ...
Stock Code: AG9
SOLD
Study of Trees
Chalks and pencil on pale brown paper, unframed, in conservation mount only
18.00 x 26.00cm (7.09 x 10.24 inches)
“… for pure artistic delight, an untouched sketch of Albert Goodwin’s on the spot is better than any finished drawing …” ...
Stock Code: AG8
£180.00
Tall Ships
Chalks and pencil on grey paper, unframed, in conservation mount only
17.00 x 22.00cm (6.69 x 8.66 inches)
“… for pure artistic delight, an untouched sketch of Albert Goodwin’s on the spot is better than any finished drawing …” ...
Stock Code: AG6
£150.00
Trees - A Study
Pencil and chalks on grey paper, unframed, in conservation mount only
20.00 x 26.50cm (7.87 x 10.43 inches)
“… for pure artistic delight, an untouched sketch of Albert Goodwin’s on the spot is better than any finished drawing …” ...
Stock Code: AG18
£180.00


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