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ROBERT THORNE WAITE R.W.S. (1842 – 1935)

“The Cotswold Hills, Malvern in Distance”

Watercolour. Signed. (Inscribed with title on reverse)

14 5/8” x 21 5/8” (371mm x 550mm)

Overall framed size 23 5/8`” x 30 5/8” (600mm x 778mm)                                                           IMAGE



Robert Thorne Waite was a landscape and figure painter.  He was educated at Cheltenham Grammar School and studied at South Kensington.  He lived in London, Bettws-y-coed, Cheltenham and latterly in Bournemouth.  He was elected an Associate of the Royal Watercolour Society in 1876 and a full Member in 1884.  He is recorded as exhibiting a total of 941 pictures at major venues including 496 at the Royal Watercolour Society.  He also exhibited at the Royal Academy, Leicester Art Gallery, Agnew & Sons Gallery, the Dowdeswell Galleries, the Fine Art Society, the Grosvenor Gallery, Walker Art Gallery Liverpool, Manchester City Art Gallery, the New Gallery, the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Arthur Tooth and Sons Gallery and Walkers Gallery London.  He won a bronze medal at the Paris International Exhibition and a retrospective exhibition of works from his studio was held at Bourne Gallery, Reigate in March 1976.  Examples of his work are in the Public Collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Haworth Art Gallery Accrington, Bethnal Green Museum, Birmingham City Art Gallery, Exeter Museum, Hampshire Museum, City Art Gallery Manchester, the National Library of Wales, Newport Art Gallery, Portsmouth City Museum, Sydney Art Gallery and Worthing Art Gallery.