|George Price Boyce RWS (1826-1897)|
Greve de Lecq, Jersey.
7 x 10 inches.
Circa May 1853.
There is a close resemblance between the execution of this watercolour and another by George Price Boyce of St Brelade's Bay, Jersey which is signed and dated 23rd May 1853.
George Price Boyce RWS (1826-1897):
Born in London in 1826, George Price Boyce trained as an architect , entering the Royal Academy Schools in 1848, but after meeting David Cox he abandoned his career and took up painting. He was mostly drawn to architectural subjects and the precision of his work shows the influence of his Pre-Raphaelite friends. He exhibited at the Royal Academy 1853-1861 and became a full member of the Old Watercolour Society in 1877. The diary which he kept between 1851 and 1875 provides many valuable insights into the Pre-Raphaelite group.
Collections: Victoria and Albert Museum; British Museum; Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; Fitzwilliam Museum, Oxford, National Gallery of Scotland.