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Herbert Charles Nye

English ( b.1858 - d.1954 )

Harvest Moon. Sussex.

  • Watercolour
  • Signed lower right

Image size 13.4 inches x 24.2 inches ( 34cm x 61.5cm )
Frame size 28 inches x 38.4 inches ( 71cm x 97.5cm )

£1,695.00

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Available for sale from Big Sky Fine Art in the English county of Dorset, this original watercolour by Herbert Charles Nye dates from the 1890s. It is presented and supplied in a sympathetic frame and mount which dates from the 1990s (which is shown in these photographs).
This antique painting is in good condition, defying its age. It is supplied ready to hang and display.
The painting is signed lower right.

Herbert Nye was an English artist and sculptor, active at the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His birth is registered in St James, Westminster in March 1858. He lived and worked from London, then Walton on Thames, then Pulborough in Sussex.

He exhibited at the leading galleries of the day between 1885 and 1927, including the Royal Institute and the Royal Academy, where he exhibited 17 works. He also made nine etchings for Garnett’s edition of Vathek by William Beckford, in 1893.
Nye married Charlotte Stone (b.1867 Deptford), who was also an artist, in Fulham, London, in 1893. The 1911 census has them recorded as living in Fittleworth, Sussex. They went on to have two sons and a daughter.
Herbert Nye’s death is registered as 20th December 1954 in Pulborough, Sussex.

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This is a stunning original watercolour painting of female figures gathering sheaths of wheat or reeds in the light of a low harvest moon. The background shows a river or with a stream running under a wooden footbridge towards the viewer. There are ducks on the water and one of the figures is holding a long pole, as if she is on a raft or punt on the water. Beyond the water are open fields, with livestock and hills rising up to meet the horizon. The sky is of muted pinks and blues, The females are all dressed in long white or pale pink robes, and standing still, giving the scene an ethereal atmosphere. The overall palette is delicate, warn and dreamlike.