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Watercolour on warm grey paper.  Signed

13 1/8” x 20 ½” (334mm x 414mm)

Overall framed size 18 5/8” x 25 ¾” (472mm x 653mm)

Exhibited at the London Sketch Club.  Bears original exhibition label

Prov:  From the Artist’s Studio Collection                                                                                                                                  IMAGE          IMAGE




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, Algeria 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 Art Gallery, 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.