Painted in 1919, the year after the first world war ended. This is painted in a subtle and sensitive style, but at the same time has great character and superb colouring,
The location of the painting has yet to be established, but the atmospheric experience of the painting draws you to feel that you might be in Cumbria may be in the Autumn, a place where Archer visited. Or the North Yorkshire Moors where he visited also. Photographic evidence may be discovered in the future.
MATERIALS: Watercolour on paper
DIMENSIONS: 10.5″ x 7.5″ (27 cm x 19 cm) including white surround
PROVENANCE: In Archer’s portfolio of paintings as part of the private family collection, UK.
INSCRIPTIONS: Signature just Archer Smith on the front left, with the date written 1919.
CONDITION: Slight yellow ageing, but colours still bright.
It is anticipated that some of Archer's paintings will be available to purchase as limited edition prints in the future. In the meantime permission has been granted to Paradis Terrestre Greeting Cards to produce high quality greeting cards from some of Archer's paintings.