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CHARLES WHYMPER (1853 - 1941)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
335 mm x 480 mm
560 mm x 720 mm
A particularly beautiful watercolour depicting two Kingfisher's in their natural habitat, perched on twigs and reeds over a stream. This piece just has a lovely tranquil feel. The kingfishers exquisitely observed and painted with such detail and the cool calm water below and misty background has real atmosphere. A fabulous subject, skilfully painted by Whymper, a timeless piece, a real joy
Illustrator and painter Charles Whymper was born on 31 August 1853 in London. His father, Josiah Wood Whymper (1813-1903), was a well-known painter and engraver. Whymper was educated at the Royal Academy Schools. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, the New Gallery, and the Fine Art Society, London. In 1909 Whymper was elected to the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolors. He was a prolific book illustrator specializing in travel, animal, and hunting themes and contributed to The Illustrated London News, Good Words, and The English Illustrated Magazine. Whymper died on 25 April 1941.