In the Alps, signed with monogram and dated '73, watercolour and bodycolour, 8 x 12cm (3 1/8 x 4 3/4in).
Albert Goodwin was born in 1845. In the course of a long career and a prolific output of paintings in water colour and oils he spanned the age of the Pre-Raphaelites and Ruskin through to the 1930s. The Maidstone prodigy had his first painting to be acclaimed, reach the Royal Academy by age 15. As a young man he worked as an assistant to Ford Madox Brown and Arthur Hughes. In 1872 Ruskin took Goodwin and Arthur Severn to Italy with him so that they could make copies of buildings that Ruskin feared were threatened by restoration. In the course of his long career he travelled widely in Britain and throughout the world. Goodwin showed pictures at the Royal Academy and water colours at the Water-Colour Society. Bibliography: Albert Goodwin, RWS, 1845-1932 by Hammond Smith (Author); Published by F. Lewis Publishers Limited 1977; ISBN: 853170479.
Purchased from Kingfisher Fine Art Ltd., St. James's, London 1996.