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Henry Jutsum (1816-1869) - English Parish Church
  • Henry Jutsum (1816-1869) - English Parish Church

    Jutsum was elected as a member of the Associated Painters in Water-Colours (originally known as the New Society of Water-Colour Painters) in 1843. He participated strongly with the group for five years and in this period he was known to have travelled to Devonshire and the Scottish Highlands. He probably visited other parts of the British Isles but he rarely dated his works. Fortunately our sepia watercolour is dated and interestingly is from this period of Jutsum's career. After 1847 the artist focused more on oil painting and exhibiting at the Royal Academy.


    This watercolour depicts a Parish Church (most likely in England) and shows Jutsum's skill with sepia. Unfortunately, there are no clues to the location of the drawing, although it does appear to be a distinct church. Jutsum was clearly happy with the drawing to have signed and dated it.


    Medium: sepia watercolour on paper, signed l.r. 'H.J. 1846', 19.8 x 28.7 cm, framed.


    Provenance: Nonesuch Gallery.


    Condition report: generally very good. There is a small staining mark to the left of the person in the centre of the composition. Also there is a small previous fold in the top left hand-corner which is only obvious close up. There is a previous mounting line along the top of the watercolour. The frame has a couple of small chips.

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