top of page
Harold Lawes (1865-1940) - Bolton Abbey
  • Harold Lawes (1865-1940) - Bolton Abbey

    A picturesques composition of the ruins of the Augustinian Priory in the Bolton Abbey estate. The Priory ruins were a favourite subject for many early watercolourists including Thomas Girtin, J.M.W. Turner and David Cox. Although not much is known about the artist Harold Lawes, he was clearly accomplished in the medium of watercolour and exhibited at least once at the Birmingham Royal Society of Artists in 1892. Given the large dimensions of this watercolour, it is possible this was an exhibition piece by Lawes.


    Medium: watercolour on paper, signed l.l. 'H. Lawes', 27.6 x 43.9 cm, framed.


    Provenance: Heather Newman Fine Quality Early British Watercolours (label verso).


    Condition report: the watercolour is in excellent condition. 

      bottom of page