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Hall, Oliver RA, RWS, RE (English)
1869 - 1957

A Border Castle
, etching, pencil signed l/l, c. 1927,
6.75" x 11.75" plate, 9.25" x 15" sheet, 16.5" x 19.5" frame.

About the Etching: Very good condition. Appears as a plate in British Printmakers 1855-1955 by Garton & Co.

About the Artist:
Painter in oil and water-colour and etcher of landscape subjects. Born in Tulse Hill, Brixton, London, on 29th March 1869. As a boy he was attracted to the illustrations in Harper's Magazine, which he copied in colour. These were shown to Mr. Sparkes of the R.C.A. who was impressed by the quality of the work. As a result the boy entered the R.C.A. where he studied under Sparkes 1887-90. He later attended the evening classes at the Lambeth and Westminster Schools of Art. He was much influenced by Daniel Alexander Williamson, a painter of the Liverpoor Schol, and for many months they worked together at Williamson's home in Broughton-in-Furness. At first he painted water-colours and produced some etchings, but later worked increasingly in oil. He painted widely in the North Country, particularly in Yorkshire and the Upper Furness district, and also in many other parts of England and Wales. Travelled in Spain, Italy and France. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1890. Elected A.R.E. 1891, R.E. 1895 (membership ceased 1916, but re-elected A.R.A. 1920, R.A. 1927 and Senior Academician 1945. First one-man show held in 1898 at the Dowdeswell Gallery. Represented in many public collections at home and abroad. Lived for some years at Sutton, near Pulborough, Sussex, and later at Ulverston, Lancashire, where he died on 5th December 1957. His son, Claude Muncaster, is a well-known artist. - from the Dictionary of British Artists Working 1900-1950 by Grant M. Waters.

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