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Charles Edwin Flower B.W.S., N.S.A. (1871 – 1951)

“The Old Mill”

Watercolour. Signed

13” x 16 7/8” (330mm x 430mm)

Overall framed size 21 5/8” x 25 1/8” (550mm x 638mm)                                                                        IMAGE          IMAGE



Charles Edwin Flower was a painter, wood engraver, lithographer and illustrator. He was born at Meeton in Surrey and lived at Annerly from 1899 and Warborough near Wallingford from 1907.  He studied at the Royal College of Art and his work was exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of Artists Birmingham, Walker Art Gallery Liverpool and at the Royal Society of British Artists. Many of his paintings of gardens were purchased by the Royal Family.  He travelled widely throughout Britain also painting in America, Canada, Germany and Argentina. Many of his views from different countries were reproduced by many leading publishers.  He illustrated “Old Time Paris” by G.F. Edwards (1908);  “No. 10 Downing Street” by C.E. Pascoe (1908) and produced around 300 paintings for Raphael Tucks Cards and illustrated a catalogue for Augustus Pitt Rivers for his archeological finds from his Wiltshire estate.   Examples of his work can be seen at the London Museum.