Ernest Borough Johnson (1866-1949)
|Artist Name||Ernest Borough Johnson (1866-1949)|
|Description||A fine Art Deco circa 1925 oil on canvas by Ernest Borough Johnson. It depicts two girls and their seaside balloons and dog. The backdrop through the window is a sea view across and through the railings. Reminds me of the views from Brighton. It is a superb evocative painting.
It is signed lower right.
|Provenance||Surrey Estate. Ex Christie’s.|
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||36 x 28 inches|
|Frame||Fine hand made and hand coloured gallery frame 42 inches by 34 inches. Excellent condition.|
|Biography||Ernest Borough Johnson (1866-1949) was born in Shifnal, Shropshire in December 1866. He studied at the Slade School under Alphonse Legros. Not only did he paint in oils and watercolours, but was also an important lithographer, etcher and illustrator. His work was exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1887 and 1892, and he was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1896 and a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in 1906. Also exhibiting at the Paris Salon, Johnson received an Honourable Mention in 1922 and a silver medal in 1923.|