Evelyn Cheston (1875-1929)
|Artist Name||Evelyn Cheston (1875-1929)|
|Title||Trow Hill Sidmouth 1927|
|Description||This lovely exhibited landscape oil painting is by British New English Art Club female artist Evelyn Cheston. It was painted in 1927 when Cheston was resident in Devon and the location is Trow Hill, near Sidmouth. The view is looking down a wooded valley with hills melting away into the distance. A blue sky is breaking through the clouds. The painting has a wonderful freshness to it and the muted tones are superb.
Cheston exhibited 98 paintings at The New English Art Club; founded in London in 1885 as an alternative venue to the Royal Academy. It continues to hold an annual exhibition of paintings and drawings at the Mall Galleries in London, exhibiting works by both members and artists from Britain and abroad whose work has been selected from an annual open submission.
|Provenance||Illustrated in the biography by her husband, Charles Cheston, published Faber & Faber 1931, plate 11, page 44. Exhibited: Rye Art Gallery Memorial Exhibition Oct/Nov 1977.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||25 x 18 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a complementary James Bourlet period frame, 33 inches by 26 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Evelyn Cheston née Davy (8 September 1875 – 31 October 1929) was a British painter in oils and watercolours of landscapes and outdoor scenes. She lived and worked in Studland Dorset 1907, London 1910, Axminster Devon 1924.
Exhibited Colnaghi and Co Galleries 2, Chenil and New Chenil Galleries 2, Grosvenor Gallery 7, Goupil Gallery 3, International Society 5, Manchester City Art Gallery 1, New English Art Club 98.