Toil, Glitter, Grime & Wealth presents a selection of fine examples of late nineteenth-century painting from Newlyn School to the New English Arts Club.
Highlights from the exhibition include a newly discovered RA masterpiece by William Lionel Wyllie, a rare, early work by Sir Frank Brangwyn, and sylvan figurated landscapes by Elizabeth Armstrong Forbes.
The exhibition also includes a private collection of works by Surrey landscape painter, Edward Wilkins Waite, which come directly from the artist’s heirs. Waite’s depictions of the southern English countryside record the tranquil, verdant landscape he believed to be increasingly threatened by modernisation. These rich, bucolic works show Waite’s profound understanding of the landscape in all its shifts and seasons, and his nostalgia for a way of life he believed embodied it.
Works are priced between £2,500 and £135,000, and the exhibition is supported by a fully illustrated catalogue (£15, plus postage).