CHARLES WILLIAM ADDERTON (1866 - 1944)
COVE HAVEN, HOLY ISLAND
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510 mm x 335 mm
775 mm x610
An interesting, good sized watercolour painting, by the British artist Charles William Adderton (1866-1944) of Cove Haven, Holy Island. This lovely painting really captures the tranquillity of this remote and little known sandy beach. Located on the far (northern) side of Holy Island. Backed by high sand dunes there are steep cliffs at the eastern end, both of which provide shelter from the wind. As the tide goes out the sand gives way to rocks and there are plenty of rock pools to explore.
The Holy Island of Lindisfarne, commonly known as either Holy Island or Lindisfarne, is a tidal island off the northeast coast of England, which constitutes the civil parish of Holy Island in Northumberland. Holy Island has a recorded history from the 6th century AD; it was an important centre of Celtic Christianity under Saints Aiden of Lindisfarne , Cuthbert, Eadfrith of Lindisfarne and Eadberht of Lindisfarne. After the Viking invasions and the Norman conquest of England, a priory was re-established. A small castle was built on the island in 1550.
C.W. Adderton was an accomplished watercolourist, landscape painter and yachtsman born in Nottingham. He attended Scarborough School of Art studying under Albert Strange, exhibiting near Derby in 1884 and 1902. He worked briefly (1894) from a Scarborough studio, but by 1920 he was in Nottingham and it was while here, that he exhibited his greatest number of paintings at the Nottingham City Art Gallery (226 works in all).
He also exhibited 7 paintings at the Royal Academy. He recorded in the Dictionary of Victorian Painters as having exhibited at the Suffolk Street Gallery and at The New Watercolour Society. The latter later became the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours (RI) and the former became the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA).
C.W. Adderton's best-known work was exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1895 and includes ‘Noonday’ and ‘Evening Light’, ‘Early Spring’ and ‘Gust at Sea’.