|Charles Edward Dixon RI. (1872-1934)|
Barges on the Thames at Tower Bridge.
A greetings card attached on reverse signed and inscribed by the artist "With all cheeryo's & Best Wishes to A.Y. from Ada & Charlie".
4 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches.
Charles Edward Dixon RI. (1872-1934):
Born in Goring on Thames the son of the genre and history painter, Alfred Dixon, Charles Dixon became a distinguished marine painter, mainly in watercolours, and had a particular interest in naval subjects. He was also an illustrator and worked for the Illustrated London News, Sphere and Graphic. He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1889 at the age of sixteen and was elected as a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours in 1900. He was a keen yachtsman and enjoyed painting contemporary shipping scenes informed by his knowledge of the sea. Occasionally he attempted scenes from naval history, sometimes on an epic scale. He died at Itchenor in 1934. Collections: Victoria and Albert Museum, National Maritime Museum and elsewhere.