English ( b.1862 - d.1942 )
|Image size||19.7 inches x 23.6 inches ( 50cm x 60cm )|
|Frame size||26.4 inches x 30.5 inches ( 67cm x 77.5cm )|
Richard Heyworth was born in Newnham-on-Severn, Gloucester and studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris under Benjamin Constant, and later in St. Ives under Julius Olsson and the Australian David Davies.
He became part of the St.Ives Arts Club, although lived in London for at least part of the time. He is known to have also lived in Gloucestershire, and returned to Cornwall in 1909, when he lived in Falmouth, and in 1912 he moved to Teignmouth, Devon. By 1917 he had gone back to London.
He specialised as a landscape painter in oils and signed his pictures with a distinctive monogram.
His works have been exhibited at the Royal Academy and other leading London galleries, as well as in the provinces and at the Paris Salon.
Several of his works are featured in the BBC Public Catalogue Foundation, and held in Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, and Plymouth City Art Gallery.
This is a beautifully observed painting of Cotswold farm buildings with the effect of late afternoon sunshine, very much in the tradition and aesthetics of the Arts & Crafts movement.