Algernon Newton RA 1880-1968- Rainbow breaking through a stormy sky over a gated country lane; oil on board, 21.5x26.5cm. Note: Algernon Newton was born into the family that founded the artist's materials firm of Winsor & Newton. After spending one year at Clare College in Cambridge, Newton left to study at Frank Calderon's School of Animal Painting in London while also attending classes at the Slade and at the South Kensington School of Art. After catching pneumonia while serving in the First World War he spent time recovering in Cornwall before returning to London in 1919. Newton began to use Old Master paintings as inspiration rather than painting from nature. Provenance: The estate of Oscar Pollak 1907-1980, hence by descent.