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Summer Landscape

William Ratcliffe

Summer Landscape

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ArtistWilliam Ratcliffe (1870-1955)
TitleSummer Landscape
Date1913
MediumOil on canvas
ProvenanceCollection of Mrs K. Ratcliffe; from whom purchased by the Leicester Galleries, London; from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works in May 1960
Exhibition'Painters of Camden Town', Christie's, London, 4 to 24 January 1988 (ex-catalogue)
Dimensionsheight: 51.00 cm, width: 76.50 cm
Inscriptionbl: W. Ratcliffe 1913
AcquisitionPurchased from Leicester Galleries, June 1960
LocationSweden, Stockholm, British Embassy
GAC number5220
 

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William Ratcliffe

Born in Churchwater, Norfolk, William Ratcliffe studied design at Manchester School of Art under Walter Crane. He then worked for nearly 20 years as a wall-paper designer. In 1906 after moving to Letchworth where he met the artist, Harold Gilman, Ratcliffe resumed painting. He studied at the Slade School in 1910, exhibited at the Allied Artists Association from 1911 and associated with the Fitzroy Group and Camden Town Group. In 1913 he co-founded the London Group. After 1921 Ratcliffe focused more on watercolour and wood engraving. His first solo exhibition was held at Roland Browse and Delbanco Galleries in London (1946). He died in Hampstead, London in 1955.