Curator's choice - prints, watercolours & drawings


Boy fishing on Wimbledon Common

boy fishing on wimbledon commonThis early and evocative watercolour by the renowned London landscape artist James Vivian de Fleury (fl.1847-1868, d.1896) is a firm favourite of all the images of the Common. De Fleury’s fine and striking landscapes, harbours and coastal scenes were inspired by his travels to picturesque locations in Brittany, Switzerland, northern Italy and Venice. During his career he had over 80 exhibits in the most important London galleries of his time, including 16 exhibits at the Royal Academy, 12 at the British Institution, and 36 at the Suffolk Street Galleries as well as many other noteworthy galleries.

boy fishing