ALEXANDER JAMES MAVROGORDATO (1868 –
"Crofters Cottage in Highland River Landscape"
Watercolour heightened with bodycolour.
13 ¾" x 21" Signed. From the Artist's Studio
Alexander James Mavrogordato
was a painter in watercolour and sometimes oil of landscapes and figures. He is believed to be of Greek extraction. He
lived in London
but also painted abroad in Italy,
and Russia. His earlier works were highly finished
watercolours, typical of the Victorian era but his later work took on an
impressionistic style. He travelled
widely, holding a one-man exhibition of his Russian views in 1896 and another
in 1910 of Greek, Italian and English landscapes. He exhibited at the Fine Art Society, the
Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Walker Gallery Liverpool, Manchester City
the New Gallery, the Royal
Academy, the Royal Hibernian
Academy, the Royal
Institute of Painters in Watercolours, Ridley Art Club and the Royal Institute
of Oil Painters. He lived at Edenbridge in Kent and was an active member of
the Brighton Arts Club exhibiting 96 works from 1906 to 1925. He died at the age of 78 on 16th February 1947.