The Stone Bridge, watercolor, signed l/r,
9.75" x 13.75" unframed.
About the Painting: Very good condition; laid down on card. A
relatively rare landscape watercolor by this
About the Artist: Born Newcastle, he spent most of his life
in Edinburgh and was a founder member of
the RSA, acting as its Secretary in the early
years. His oil paintings are less interesting
than his portraits in pencil and watercolour,
and he was a good portrait miniaturist. He
painted some landscapes in wateroclour. Died
Edinburgh. from The Dictionary of Scottish Painters.
In 1821 Nicholson married an Edinburgh woman
Maria Lamb and, in the same year, contributed
to the first modern exhibition of the Institution
for the Encouragement of the Arts in Scotland.
In 1826 he was among the most active founding
members of the Scottish Academy of Painting,
Sculpture, and Architecture. At its first
meeting he was elected secretary, a position
he held until 1830. He contributed to each
of the Academy's Exhibitions until his death
by fever in 1844, latterly specializing in
genre, landscape, and coast subjects rather
Note: We had a purchase offer for this watercolor,
but were unable to locate it in our storage
system and presumed it to have been sold.
It was later located and is available - a
fine example of an early Scottish landscape
in watercolor by a well known Scottish artist.
Shown framed, below, but sold unframed.
inclusive of S/H/I*
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