Algernon Cecil Newton, R.A. (1880-1968) A river landscape with a country house and a farm signed and dated 'A. Newton 24' (lower right) oil on canvas 24 x 30 in. (61 x 76.2 cm.)
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Algernon Cecil Newton, R.A. (1880-1968)
By descent to the artist's granddaughter, Tanya Vinogradoff, Mrs Anthony Hobson.
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Painted in 1924, this sweeping estuary scene depicting a white rendered Georgian manor house is as yet unidentified. It does however bear some similarities to the landscape of the River Erme, Devon, which Newton was commissioned to paint a few years later in 1928 for Lord Mildmay, whose family estates were close by at Mothercombe. Although best-known for capturing the 'everyday' urban landscape of London, Newton was also captivated by the light of rural landscapes, and his melancholic tone and the common sense of foreboding seen is also evident in the stormy skies in the present work.