• View on the River Teme, Ludlow, Shropshire -

    Signed lower right: G.P. BOYCE. 72-3

    Watercolour over traces of pencil

    28.7 by 42 cm., 11 1/4 by 16 1/2 inches


    Boyce was studying to be an architect until he met David Cox at Bettws-y-Coed in August 1849, which inspired him to be a landscape artist. In the early 1850s, he met Rossetti and was accepted into the Pre-Raphaelite circle. His diaries which he kept between 1851 and 1875 provide a fascinating insight into their activities. He exhibited a number of Ludlow views in the early 1870s (see Christopher Newall and Judy Egerton, George Price Boyce, 1987, p. 60, nos. 53 and 54). This is likely to be one of the two views on the river Neme which he exhibited at the Society of Painters in Water-colours in 1873 and most probably ‘The Teme at Ludlow, September.’ A smaller sketch of this view, inscribed and dated October 1872, was sold at Christie's South Kensington on 22nd February 2011, lot 276.

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