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Ruins in Taormina. Sicily. Water-colour on Paper 46x61 cm. Signed lower left.

One of the fantastic watercolours from the Italian series by 

William Eyre (1891-1979), a landscape painter of extraordinary talent who exhibited at the Croydon Art Society for the best part of twenty years, with the likes of Hesketh Hubbard, PRBA, ROI, FSA, Jack Merriott, RI, William Watkins, RI, William Fryer and Cicely Mary Barker. In 1971, Eyre moved to North Wales where he remained for the rest of his life, however he still regularily contributed to the Croydon Art Society’s exhibitions, although he no longer put his works up for sale. His works record the myriad of places that he visited, not only in England but on the Continent, and cover all seasons, but it was the sublime landscapes of Northern Whales that proved to be his final and most haunting inspiration; he died there in 1979. Eyre’s works show considerable skill in the handling of both oil and watercolor, two very different mediums, and his landscapes have even been likened to Whistler. His confidence, sense of drama and simplicity of technique has also drawn comparisons with Cotman and there is a clear link to be made with the work of Edward Seago.

"Ruins in Taormina. Sicily" by William Eyre (1891-1979)

  • This Taormina's landmark executed in water-colour is in excellent condition,  bears the artist's signature in the lower right corner and framed to a very high standard into a vintage Italian hand finished frame and glazed with an art glass (non-reflective). Size in the frame 58x69 cm. Comes with the certificate of authenticity from Leonid Shishkin Gallery.

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