MAX LUDBY R.I.,R.B.A. (1858 1943)

"The River Crossing"

Watercolour. Signed and dated 1902

9 7/8" x 13 3/8" (framed)






Max Ludby was a landscape and genre painter in watercolour. He was also an engraver. Born in London on 4th November 1858, he studied art in Antwerp from 1882 to 1884 and exhibited at the leading London Galleries from 1879 including the Royal Academy, the Suffolk Street Galleries, the New Watercolour Society and the Grosvenor Gallery. He was elected Member of the Royal Institute in 1891. In 1893 he showed a series of 82 watercolours at Dowdeswells From Oxford to Greenwich and in 1897 a series of 60 watercolours at Dickinson and Foster's Some Sketches of Venice. He lived at Cookham and for some years in Surrey and died on 18th March 1943. Some of his noted paintings were A Berkshire Common (Royal Academy 1888), One of the Flock (Royal Institute 1891) and An Old Shepherd (Royal Institute 1893).