Watercolor Paintings & Drawings
Framed behind glass watercolor on paper, signed with monogram "W.A.N." (William Andrew Nesfield) 1793-1891.
This wonderful framed behind glass, nicely executed watercolor on paper is in wonderful condition.
Signed by the United Kingdom artist William Andrew Nesfield with the monogram "WAN" in the bottom right hand corner.
This beautiful and well executed watercolor which features a lovely country side pasture with a creek or river running through it and cattle.
William Andrews Nesfield was born in Britain in 1793, at Lumley Park, County Durham. In 1808, after the death of William's mother, the family moved the few miles to Brancepeth where his father became rector of St Brandon's church. His stepmother was Marianne Mills of Willington Hall, whose nephew was the noted architect Anthony Salvin. William's younger sister in fact married Salvin. Nesfield was educated at Durham School, then located on Palace Green, before entering the army.
He fought under Wellington in Spain and at Waterloo, and he also served for two years in Canada, where he was present at the Siege of Fort Erie and the Battle of Chippawa. He retired in 1816, and took up a career as a painter of watercolours, particularly of waterfalls, earning the praise of John Ruskin in Modern Painters.
While still exhibiting at the Old Water Colour Society, Nesfield began work as a professional landscape architect, with the encouragement of Salvin.
From 1840 until his death in 1881 he was responsible, either singly or with his sons Arthur Markham and William Eden for no fewer than 259 commissions in the British Isles. His military training enabled him to design the water features which were so effective in many of his gardens.
Measurements are 18 inches in height x 21 inches in width.
Unframed measurements are 9 inches in height x 12.5 inches in width.