George Vicat Cole RA (1833–1893) Watercolour c1864 Woodland
Glade with Sheep - A lovely example of this major Victorian
landscape artist’s work.
Vicat Cole was elected as an Associate Of the Royal Academy in 1870
and became an Academician in 1880. He was a gifted artist having
copied many of the great painters in his youth such as Tuner and
Constable and enjoyed wide popularity due to his eye for composition
and depiction of light.
Vicat Cole’s paintings are represented in many public and private
collections and one of his largest works “The Pool Of London” is in
The Tate Gallery having been bought under the terms of the Chantrey
Bequest in 1880 for the then staggering sum of £2000.