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Mayes Farm

mayes farmThe title of this vivid image is misleading because ‘Mayes Farm’ was not really a farm at all. Rather, the term was substituted by picture postcard publishers as a more romantic term for the Roman Well Laundry close by Caesar’s Well on the Common and run by the Mayes family. Prior to this it had been a brickworks.

Reginald H. Green ARE (1884-1971) was a well-known English etcher (and painter) of landscapes and architectural views. In 1918 Green was made an associate member of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers (ARE). He exhibited at Wimbledon Art Club 1913-14 and extensively elsewhere - 3 works at the Brook Street Gallery, 8 works at Connell and Sons Gallery, 1 at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 5 works at the Royal Academy, 26 works at the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, 1 work at the Redfern Gallery and 1 work at the Royal Hibernian Academy.

Principal works include The Belfry, Bruges; Evening at Rye and the Tolbooth, Edinburgh.

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